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Niue
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Flag Coat of arms
Anthem: Ko e Iki he Lagi{{#invoke:String|rep| |2}}(Niuean)
The Lord in Heaven
Status Area of the Realm of New Zealand
and Associated State
Capital
and largest village
Alofi
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Official languages {{safesubst:#invoke:list|unbulleted}}
Demonym Niuean
Government Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
 -  Monarch Elizabeth II
 -  Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae
 -  Premier Toke Talagi
Legislature Niue Assembly
Associated state
 -  Self-government in free association with New Zealand 19 October 1974 
 -  Independence in foreign relations recognised by the UN<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation

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1994 
Area
 -  Total 260 km2
100 sq mi
 -  Water (%) 0
Population
 -  2014 estimate 1,190<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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 -  Density 5.35/km2 (n/a)
13.9/sq mi
GDP (PPP) estimate
 -  Total $10 million (not ranked)
Currency {{safesubst:#invoke:list|unbulleted}} (NZD)
Time zone (UTC−11)
Drives on the left
Calling code +683
ISO 3166 code NU
Internet TLD .nu
Interior of church building in Alofi, 1896.
Photo by Thomas Andrew (1855–1939).
Coral chasm in Niue

Niue ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} NEW-ay; Niuean: Niuē) is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} northeast of New Zealand within the triangle formed by Tonga to the west, Samoa to the north, and the Cook Islands to the east. Its land area is {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} and its population, predominantly Polynesian, is around 1,190. They commonly refer to the island as "The Rock", a reference to the traditional name "Rock of Polynesia".{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }}

Niue, whose capital is the village of Alofi, is a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand, and New Zealand conducts most of its diplomatic relations on its behalf. Niueans are New Zealand citizens, and Queen Elizabeth II is head of state in her capacity as Queen of New Zealand. 90 to 95 percent of Niuean people live in New Zealand,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> along with about 70% of the speakers of the Niuean language.<ref>Moseley, Christopher and R. E. Asher, ed. Atlas of the World's Languages (New York: Routelage, 1994) p. 100</ref>

Niue is not a member of the United Nations, but UN organisations have accepted its status as a freely-associated state as equivalent to independence for the purposes of international law.<ref>http://www.justice.govt.nz/publications/publications-archived/2000/pacific-peoples-constitution-report-september-2000/documents/Bibliography.doc</ref> As such, Niue is a full member of some UN specialized agencies (such as UNESCO,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> the WTO, and the WHO), and is invited, alongside the other non-UN member state, the Cook Islands, to attend United Nations conferences open to "all states".<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

In 2003 Niue became the world's first "Wi-Fi nation", with the Internet Users Society-Niue providing free wireless Internet access throughout the country.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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