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    Tokelau Geography 2000

      Location: Oceania, group of three islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of 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: low-lying 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% (soil is thin and infertile)
      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 to emigration to New Zealand

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