AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share


Full nameAlofi
Settlement typeCity
VillageAlofi North and Alofi South
Assemblyman of Alofi NorthVaiga Tukuitoga
Assemblyman of Alofi SouthDalton Tagelagi
Elevation68.9 ft (21 m)
Total Population581 (2006)
Density (pop.)12.5/km2 (32.46/sq mi)
Alofi North147
Alofi South434
Resident Population
Residents (Alofi North)143
Visitors (Alofi North)4
Resident (Alofi South)411
Visitor (Alofi South)23
Other information
Time zoneUTC-11 (UTC-11)
Area code+683

     Home | Settlement A | Alofi

Alofi is the capital city of the Pacific Ocean nation of Niue. With a population of 581 (census of 2006), Alofi has the distinction of being the smallest national capital city in terms of population. It consists of the two villages Alofi North (pop. 147) and Alofi South, where the government headquarters are located. (pop. 434).

It is located at the centre of Alofi Bay on the west coast of the island, close to the only break in the coral reef that surrounds Niue. The bay stretches for 30% of the island's length (about seven kilometres) from Halagigie Point in the south to Makapu Point in the north. It is also notable that Alofi contains the world's largest toothbrush fence.

In January 2004, Niue was hit by the fierce tropical storm Cyclone Heta which killed two people and did extensive damage to the entire island. Many of Alofi's buildings were destroyed, including the hospital. Government buildings were shifted to a less exposed site 3 km inland from the west coast, named Fonuakula, after the storm. This site is still within the village boundaries of Alofi South.

Alofi Video
3.93 min. | 0 user rating

Latest News : Alofi : Tweet this RSS

Want to Alofi latest news on your twitter account???   sign in with twitter
Alofi     sign in with twitter   ||  Settlement_A     sign in with twitter   ||  Region     sign in with twitter
On-shore processing could maximise returns: study - FIS Tweet this news
FIS---...- Returns from Fisheries Resources in the Pacific,” the report was presented at the 14th Forum Economic Ministers' Meeting (FEMM) in -Alofi-, Niue. ... - Date : Sun, 31 Oct 2010 18:14:08 GMT+00:00
14th FEMM Discusses Maximising Fisheries Returns - (press release) Tweet this news (press release)---...- Resources in the Pacific” has been presented at the 14th Forum Economic Ministers' Meeting (FEMM) being held in -Alofi-, Niue 26 - 28 October 2010. ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 04:03:45 GMT+00:00
El procesamiento en tierra puede maximizar la rentabilidad de la pesca - (Registro) Tweet this news (Registro)---...- Sustentable de los Recursos Pesqueros del Pacífico, fue presentado durante el XIV Encuentro del Foro de Ministros de Economía (FEMM) en -Alofi-, Niue. ... - Date : Sun, 31 Oct 2010 18:12:48 GMT+00:00

Capitals of Oceania

Canberra, Australia
aps|Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Islandup|4
aps|Kingston, Norfolk Islandup|4
Wellington, New Zealand up|1
aps|West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islandsup|4 |
Dili, East Timor up|2
Honiara, Solomon Islands
aps|Nouméa, New Caledoniaup|6
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Suva, Fiji | |col3header=Micronesia
aps|Hagåtña, Guamup|7
Majuro, Marshall Islands
Ngerulmud, Palau
Palikir, FS Micronesia
aps|Saipan, Northern Mariana Islandsup|7
South Tarawa, Kiribati
Yaren, Nauru (de facto) | |col4width=17em |col4header=Polynesia
aps|Adamstown, Pitcairn Islandsup|8
aps|Alofi, Niue
Apia, Samoa
aps|Avarua, Cook Islandsup|5
Funafuti, Tuvalu
aps|Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futunaup|6
Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
aps|Pago Pago, American Samoaup|7
aps|Papeete, French Polynesiaup|6 |

Villages of Niue

Motu (northern area)Makefu * Tuapa * Namukulu * Hikutavake * Toi * Mutalau * Lakepa * Liku
Tafiti (southern area)Hakupu * Vaiea * Avatele * Tamakautoga * Alofi South * Alofi North

Privacy | Sitemap | Micra Hosting