Sub-regional Office for the Pacific Islands
Situation Analysis and Sector Overview.

Situation Analysis and Sector Overview.

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Publication year: 2012
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Country: Niue
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  Niue Island lies 200 miles east of Tonga, 300 miles south of the Samoa and 600 miles west of the Cook Islands. The island is 11 miles wide by 13 miles long, with a coastline of 50 miles encompassing an area of 64,900 acres. Niue is an uplifted atoll, the largest in the world. Its centre - the site of a former lagoon and now a plateau of gently undulating relief - is completely surrounded by a narrow rim, the "Mutalau reef", and then sloping down a moderately steep incline to the sea shore.