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Geography of Tokelau

Tokelau is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 12 km² (approx. 5 mi²). Continental shelf of Tokelau is approximately 1,265 km² (around 488 mi²). Tokelau 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. Tokelau is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Tokelau is 3 m (7 ft).

Neighbors

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

Cities

Elevation

The average elevation range of Tokelau is 3 m (7 ft). The highest point of Tokelau is an unnamed location, with its official height being 5 m (16 ft). The lowest point of Tokelau is Pacific Ocean. The elevation difference between the highest (an unnamed location) and lowest (Pacific Ocean) points of Tokelau is 5 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Tokelau is 12 km² (approx. 5 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 12,045 km² (~4,651 mi²). The continental shelf of Tokelau is approximately 1,265 km² (around 488 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Tokelau is approximately 12,057 km² (~4,655 mi²). Tokelau is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

There are 0 km² of arable land in Tokelau, and it comprises 0% 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

Tokelau is not known for any resources in particular, meaning that its economic output lies within other areas, such the service sector.