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Geography of Niue

Niue is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 261 km² (approx. 101 mi²). Continental shelf of Niue is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Niue is located in Oceania. Oceania is a region that comprises many of the islands found in the tropical Pacific Ocean. It is sometimes referred to as Oceanica. Countries in Oceania include, but are not limited to, New Zealand and The Solomon Islands. Niue is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Niue is 34 m (112 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Niue is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Niue has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of Niue is Alofi.

Elevation

The average elevation range of Niue is 34 m (112 ft). The highest point of Niue is an unnamed location, with its official height being 68 m (223 ft). The lowest point of Niue is Pacific Ocean. The elevation difference between the highest (an unnamed location) and lowest (Pacific Ocean) points of Niue is 68 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Niue is 261 km² (approx. 101 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Niue is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Niue is approximately 261 km² (~101 mi²). Niue is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

There are 30 km² of arable land in Niue, and it comprises 11% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

The most notable natural resources found in Niue are fish, arable land.