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    Tokelau Geography - 2005

      Oceania, group of three atolls 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:

      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

      101 km

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

      tropical; moderated by trade winds (April to November)

      low-lying coral atolls enclosing large lagoons

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

      Natural resources:

      Land use:
      arable land: 0% (soil is thin and infertile)
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (2001)

      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

      Geography - note:
      consists of three atolls, each with a lagoon surrounded by a number of reef-bound islets of varying length and rising to over three meters above sea level

      NOTE: The information regarding Tokelau on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tokelau Geography 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tokelau Geography 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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