• 98%

    Youth Literacy (2011)

  • 5.9%

    Youth Unemployment (2011)

  • 15%

    Women in Parliament (2011)

  • 0%

    Infant Mortality rate (2007-11)

  • 73.2

    Life expectancy - birth (2007-11)

  • 100%

    Improved drinking water - population (2010)

About Niue

Introduction


Niue's remoteness, as well as cultural and linguistic differences between its Polynesian inhabitants and those of the rest of the Cook Islands, have caused it to be separately administered.

 

The population of the island continues to drop (from a peak of 5,200 in 1966 to an estimated 1,311 in 2011) with substantial emigration to New Zealand 2,400 km to the southwest.

Economy


Like many other South Pacific island nations, the Cook Islands' economic   development is hindered by the isolation of the country from foreign   markets, lack of natural resources, periodic devastation from natural   disasters, and inadequate infrastructure.

 

Agriculture provides the economic base with major exports made up of copra and citrus fruit. Manufacturing activities are limited to fruit processing, clothing, and handicrafts. Trade deficits are made up for by remittances from emigrants and by foreign aid, overwhelmingly from New Zealand.

 

Efforts to exploit tourism potential, encourage offshore banking, and expand the mining and fishing industries have been partially successful in stimulating investment and growth.

Niue flag
Capital
Alofi
Population
1,229 (July 2013 est.)
Area (in sq. km)
260
Language(s)
English, Niuean
 
 
 

Sources:
STATISTICS: Secretariat of the Pacific Community - NMDI
INFORMATION: Central Intelligence Agency - The World Factbook