Tokelau 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.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • 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 about 17 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places about 17 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 10 sq km 2008 228th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 6.98 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 149th out of 224
Area > Total 12 sq km 2013 238th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 173th out of 246
Climate tropical; moderated by trade winds (April to November) 2013
Coastline 101 km 2014 164th out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point unnamed location 5 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 9 00 S, 172 00 W 2013
Land area > Square miles 4.7 square miles 2013 97th out of 98
Land use > Arable land 0.0 2013 222nd out of 246
Location Oceania, group of three atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand 2013
Natural resources NEGL 2013
Terrain low-lying coral atolls enclosing large lagoons 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014



Tokelau Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 8 Land use 3
  • Tokelau ranked second for land use > permanent crops globally in 2013.
  • Tokelau has ranked in the top 34 for maritime claims > exclusive economic zone since 2005.
  • Tokelau has ranked in the top 54 for maritime claims > territorial sea since 2005.

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