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General information
Common nameTokelau
Local nameTokelau
Motto  (Tokelauan)
"Tokelau for the Almighty"
CapitalNukunonu (main settlement, although each atoll has its own administrative centre.)
Official languagesTokelauan, English
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
Head of StateQueen Elizabeth II
AdministratorJohn Allen (acting) (2009-)
Head of GovernmentKuresa Nasau (February 2010-)
New Zealand territoryNew Zealand territory
Tokelau Act1948
Total Area5 sq mi (13 km2) (228th)
Water %negligible
Population Est.1416 (222nd)
Population census1,4661 (2006)
Density (pop.)115/km2 (86th) (298/sq mi)
GDP PPP$1.5 million (1993) (227th)
GDP (PPP) per capita$1,035 (not ranked)
Other information
CurrencyNew Zealand dollar (NZD)
Drives on theleft
Calling code690

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Tokelau ( ) is a territory of New Zealand that consists of three tropical coral atolls with a combined land area of 10 km2 and a population of approximately 1,400 in the South Pacific Ocean. The atolls lie north of the Samoan Islands, east of Tuvalu, south of the Phoenix Islands, southwest of the more distant Line Islands (both islands groups belonging to Kiribati) and northwest of the Cook Islands.

The United Nations General Assembly designated Tokelau a Non-Self-Governing Territory. Until 1976 the official name was Tokelau Islands. Tokelau is sometimes referred to by Westerners by the older, colonial name of The Union Islands.

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