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    Niue Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Tonga

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 19 02 S, 169 52 W

      Referencias en el mapa: Oceania

      total: 260 sq km
      land: 260 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparativo: 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: 64 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: tropical; modified by southeast trade winds

      Terreno: steep limestone cliffs along coast, central plateau

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location near Mutalau settlement 68 m

      Recursos Naturales: fish, arable land

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 19%
      permanent crops: 8%
      permanent pastures: 4%
      forests and woodland: 19%
      other: 50% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: NA sq km

      Peligros Naturales: typhoons

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: increasing attention to conservationist practices to counter loss of soil fertility from traditional slash and burn agriculture

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification
      signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea

      Nota - geograf�a: one of world's largest coral islands

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