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General information
Common nameNiue
Local nameNiuē
AnthemKo e Iki he Lagi
Official languagesNiuean, English
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
Head of StateQueen Elizabeth II
PremierToke Talagi
Associated stateAssociated state
Self-government in free association with New Zealand19 October 1974
Independence in foreign relations recognized by the UN1994
Total Area100 sq mi (259 km2)
Water %0
Population Est.1398 (221st)
Density (pop.)5.4/km2 (n/a) (13.9/sq mi)
GDP PPP$7.6 million (not ranked)
Other information
CurrencyNew Zealand dollar (There is also an unofficial Niue dollar) (NZD)
Drives on theleft
Calling code683

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Niue (c-eniconˈnjuːeɪ ; Niuean: Niuē) is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean. It is commonly known as the "Rock of Polynesia", and inhabitants of the island call it "the Rock" for short. Niue is 2400 km (1491.3 mi) northeast of New Zealand in a triangle between Tonga to the southwest, the Samoas to the northwest, and the Cook Islands to the southeast. The land area is 260 km2 (161.6 mi2) with about 1,400 people who are predominantly Polynesian.

Though self-governing, Niue is in free association with New Zealand, and lacks full sovereignty. All Niueans are New Zealand citizens and Queen Elizabeth II is Niue's head of state. Most diplomatic relations are conducted by New Zealand on Niue's behalf.

In 2003, Niue became the world's first "WiFi nation", in which free wireless Internet access is provided throughout the country by The Internet Users Society-Niue.

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