Niue Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 260 sq km 2008 205th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 180.06 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 15th out of 224
Area > Total 260 sq km 2013 212th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 192nd out of 246
Climate tropical; modified by southeast trade winds 2013
Coastline 64 km 2014 174th out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point unnamed elevation near Mutalau settlement 68 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 19 02 S, 169 52 W 2013
Geographic location Pacific Ocean , Polynesia 1974
Land area > Square miles 100 square miles 2013 90th out of 98
Location Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Tonga 2013
Natural resources fish, arable land 2013
Terrain steep limestone cliffs along coast, central plateau 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of island countries (Sovereign states); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014



Niue Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 8 Land use 3
  • Niue ranked first for land use > permanent crops amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2013.
  • Niue ranked #9 for area > land > per capita amongst Hot countries in 2008.
  • Niue ranked 94 places from the bottom for area > water globally in 2013.

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