Tokelau Population and cities
According to Countryaah website, Tokelau has about 1,500 residents.
From these live on:
- Nukunonu400 residents
- Fakaofo500 residents
- Afatu600 residents
Polynesian ethnic groups
- Congretional Christian Church: 70%
- Catholic: 28%
- Others: 2%
Broken down by islands:
- Atafu: Congretional Christian Church 100%
- Nukunonu: Catholics 100%
- Fakaofo: Both religions, with the Congretional Christian Church
Tokelaui, a Polynesian language, and English.
Tokelau does not have a capital, only smaller villages on the islands.
Defined by DigoPaul, Tokelau covers a land area of only around 12 km². It consists of the
following three atolls:
- Nukunonu, with an area of 4.7 km².
- Fakaofo, with an area of 4 km².
- Afatu, with an area of 3.5 km².
Tokelau also includes the following lagoons:
- Nukunonu Lagoon, with an area of 98 km²
- Fakaofo lagoon, with an area of 50 km²
- Afatu Lagoon, with an area of 17 km²
The islands have no borders with other states
Tokelau has a coastline with a length of 101 km.
The tidal range, i.e. the difference between high and low water, is up to 4 m
Longitude and latitude
Tokelau is roughly at the following latitude (abbreviation φ) and longitude
|φ = approximately from 08 ° 30` to 09 ° 30` southern
λ = approximately from 171 ° to 172 ° 30` western longitude
You can find detailed information on this subject under Longitude and
For Tokelau, 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:
Further and detailed explanations of the time can be found under Time zones,
The highest point of the sun on Nukunonu
Nukunonu lies at a southern latitude of around φ = 09 °, i.e. in the middle
of the tropics.
If the sun or its pixel is exactly above the island, i.e. at 09 ° S, the sun is
exactly perpendicular there. This happens exactly twice a year, roughly 35 days
before March 21 and 35 days after September 21.
If the image point of the sun and thus the declination is north of
the latitude of Nukunonu, the sun is not in the south
at noon, as in our latitudes, but in the north. In this case, the sun moves from
east to north to west, where, like us, it sets.
The highest point in the country is only 5 meters high.
Tokelau borders the Pacific Ocean with a total coastline of 2,530 km - to be
more precise, Tokelau is located 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.