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    Tokelau Geography 1997

      Location Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-halfof the way from Hawaii to New Zealand

      Geographic coordinates 9 00 S, 172 00 W

      Map references Oceania

      total: 10 sq km
      land: 10 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative about 17 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 101 km

      Maritime claims
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate tropical; moderated by trade winds (April to November)

      Terrain coral atolls enclosing large lagoons

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 5 m

      Natural resources NEGL

      Land use
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops : 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 100% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards lies in Pacific typhoon belt

      Environment - current issues very limited natural resources and overcrowding are contributing toemigration to New Zealand

      Environment - international agreements
      party to : NA
      signed, but not ratified: NA

      NOTE: The information regarding Tokelau on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tokelau Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tokelau Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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