Niue

Niue is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. It is commonly known as the "Rock of Polynesia". Natives of the island call it "the Rock". Though self governing, Niue is in free association with New Zealand, and thus lacks full sovereignty. Queen Elizabeth II is also Niue's head of state. Most diplomatic relations are conducted by New Zealand on Niue's behalf. Niue is 2,400 kilometres northeast of New Zealand in a triangle between Tonga, Samoa, and the Cook Islands. Agriculture is very important to the lifestyle of Niueans and the economy of Niue. Subsistence agriculture is very much part of Niue's agriculture, where nearly all the households have plantations of taro. Taro is a staple food of Niue, and the pink taro now dominant in the taro markets in New Zealand and Australia, is an intellectual property of Niue. This is one of the natural taro varieties on Niue, and has a strong resistance to pests.

Established
19/101974
Joined Commonwealth
Capital City
Alofi
Demonym
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Niuean
Country motto
Size
100 square miles.
Population
1,398
Population density
Based on figures from .
per square kilometre. (World ranking: )
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2000
$7600000 (World ranking:228)
Human Development Index
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Currency Code
NZD
Country calling code
683
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