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Tokelau Geography Profile 2018

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LocationOceania, group of three atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand
Geographic coordinates9 00 S, 172 00 W
Map referencesOceania
Areatotal: 12 sq km
land: 12 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparativeabout 17 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline101 km
Maritime claimsterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Climatetropical; moderated by trade winds (April to November)
Terrainlow-lying coral atolls enclosing large lagoons
Elevation extremesmean elevation: NA
elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed location 5 m
Natural resourcesNEGL
Land useagricultural land: 60%
arable land 0%; permanent crops 60%; permanent pasture 0%
forest: 0%
other: 40% (2011 est.)
Irrigated land0 sq km (2012)
Population distributionthe country's small population is fairly evenly distributed amongst the three atolls
Natural hazardslies in Pacific cyclone belt
Environment - current issueslimited natural resources and overcrowding are contributing to emigration to New Zealand
Geography - noteconsists of three atolls (Atafu, Fakaofo, Nukunonu), each with a lagoon surrounded by a number of reef-bound islets of varying length and rising to over 3 m above sea level

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018