Niue: Geography#

LocationOceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Tonga
Geographic Coordinates19 02 S, 169 52 W
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline64 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed elevation near Mutalau settlement 68 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainsteep limestone cliffs along coast, central plateau
Natural Hazardstyphoons
Natural Resourcefish, arable land
Land Usearable land: 3.85%
permanent crops: 11.54%
other: 84.62% (2011)
Climatetropical; modified by southeast trade winds
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuesincreasing attention to conservationist practices to counter loss of soil fertility from traditional slash and burn agriculture
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection
Large Cities
Geography-noteone of world's largest coral islands