map of Tokelau TOKELAU

general data of the country

General useful information
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
Nation and population
official name (short form): Tokelau
country code ISO: TK //; - FIPS: TL
location: Pacific Ocean
time zone: -11 UT
surface (land) area: 10,12 = 3.9 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North/South: 8° S / East/West: 170° W
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Pacific Ocean
climate: tropical oceanic
independent since: not yet
type of government: dependent territory of New Zealand since 1926 (1948)
capital: none, each atoll has its own administrative centre / Fakaofo is the capital in some sources
administrative division: none
population according to the latest census (1996): 1,507
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 1,458 /-; 2001: 1,000
population density: 144 per = 374 per sq.mi
population growth: ca 0% //; - doubling time: not applicable, stable population
birth rate: 22 per 1000
death rate: 7 per 1000
fertility rate: ? children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): per 1000
life expectancy: years (male: ; female: )
age breakdown: 0-14 years: % //; - 15-59 years: % //; - 60+ years: %
urbanisation: % //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Polynesian, New Zealanders
languages: Tokelauan (a Polynesian language), English
religious affiliation: Congregational Christian Church of Samoa 67%; Roman Catholic 30%
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: % (male: %; female: %)
Economy and infrastructure
Economy and trade
currency: New Zealand dollar; Tokelau souvenir coins have also been issued
annual inflation rate: = $NZ
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: %
income: USD per capita
import: USD per capita //; - export: USD per capita
trade: USD per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: NZ
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: %
unemployment: %
tourism: million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: % //; - grass land: % //; - wooded area: % //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: % //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: coconuts, copra, pulaka, breadfruit, papayas, screw-pine, bananas; fish
livestock (1000's): pigs: 1
fish catch: 200 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: % //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: handicrafts, fish processing (tuna cannery)
mining products: none
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: % //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita):
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: ? km //; - of which paved: % //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 700 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
Some physical landmarks
mountains: no specific details of elevations found on maps
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none, or unknown
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none, or unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: none, or unknown
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: the group consists of 3 atolls; for details see the separate file of the administrative division
deserts: none
other natural features:
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
unless action is taken to stop global warming, Tokelau will disappear under the sea in the 21st cent.
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:

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