Niue Population, cities
According to Countryaah
website, Niue only has about 1,300 residents. About 22,000 live in New Zealand.
Around 90% of the population are Niuer (Polynesians) and 10% European
and islanders from Tonga and Samoa.
There are about 75% Protestants, 10% Mormons, 15% Catholics and others.
Niuenisch is a Polynesian language related to the languages of Tonga
and Samoa, and English is spoken.
The "capital" of Niue is Alofi, with a population of around
580. There are 13 other villages.
Niue: geography and map
Defined by DigoPaul, Niue covers a total area of 263 km², while the sea area belonging to the
island is around 390,000 km². Niue is an island with a north-south extension of
about 22 km and an east-west extension of about 18 km. The highest point in the
country is near Mutalau and is 68 m high.
Niue, the "rock of Polynesia" is located 2,400 km northeast of New Zealand in
the middle of the South Pacific. Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands form a kind
of triangle, in the middle of which Niue lies In addition, the coral reef that
surrounds Niue offers excellent diving opportunities. Niue has a coastline to
the Pacific with a length of around 65 km.
In Niue the mean tidal range is about 1-2 m.
The world's highest tidal range can be found in the Bay of Fundy in Canada,
where it is up to 16 meters, and at spring tide even over 20 meters. The Bay of
Fundy is located on the Atlantic between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick
and Nova Scotia, which is called Nova Scotia in German and whose capital is
On the German North Sea coast it varies between one and three meters. In the
western Baltic Sea, on the other hand, the tidal range is only 0.3 meters, while
it is barely noticeable in the eastern Baltic Sea.
Longitude and latitude
Niue is roughly at the following latitude (abbreviation Δφ) and longitude
|Δφ = around 19 ° south latitude
Δλ = around 170 ° west longitude
You can find detailed information on this subject under: Geographical
longitude and latitude.
For Niue, the following value applies to Central European Time (CET), i.e.
the time without summer time. A minus sign means that it is earlier there, a
plus sign that it is later than CET:
More detailed explanations of the time can be found under: Time zones, time.
The highest point of the sun on Niue
Niue lies at a southern latitude of around φ = 19 ° and thus in the tropics.
If the sun or its pixel is exactly above the island, i.e. at 19 ° S, the sun is
exactly perpendicular there. This happens exactly twice a year, roughly 74 days
before March 21st and 74 days after September 21st.
Niue borders the Pacific Ocean with a total coast length of 65 km - more
precisely, Niue lies in the South Pacific, the so-called South Sea. This region
of the Pacific Ocean includes the Polynesian Islands as well as parts of
Melanesia and Micronesia.