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Tokelau

Tokelau Background Stats

Dependency status:

Dependent territory of New Zealand

Definitions

  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
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Overview

Three far-flung coral atolls - Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo - make up Tokelau, a Polynesian territory of New Zealand in the South Pacific.

Lying between New Zealand and Hawaii, Tokelau has few physical links with the wider world. There is no airport and it takes more than a day at sea to reach its southern neighbour, Samoa.

Most of the 1,500 islanders live by subsistence farming. Thousands have chosen to leave, usually for New Zealand or Samoa. The latter has a similar culture and language.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Tokelau Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Tokelau/Background