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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Niue

Niuē  (Niuean)
Anthem: Ko e Iki he Lagi  (Niuean)
The Lord in Heaven
Location of Niue
The location of Niue in the West Pacific
The location of Niue in the West Pacific
and largest village
19°03′14″S 169°55′12″W / 19.05389°S 169.92000°W / -19.05389; -169.92000
Official languages
Ethnic groups
  • 66.5% Niuean
  • 13.4% Part-Niuean
  • 20.1% Other
GovernmentUnitary non-partisan parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Cindy Kiro
• Premier
Dalton Tagelagi
LegislatureNiue Assembly
Associated state of New Zealand
19 October 1974
• Independence in foreign relations recognised by the UN[3][4]
• Total
261.46[5] km2 (100.95 sq mi)
• Water (%)
• 2018 estimate
1,620[6][7] (not ranked)
• 2017 census
• Density
6.71/km2 (17.4/sq mi) (not ranked)
GDP (PPP)2003 estimate
• Total
$10.0 million[9] (228th)
• Per capita
$5,800[10] (164th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
Increase NZ$43.536 million (US$30,510,028)[11]
CurrencyNew Zealand dollar[a] (NZD)
Time zoneUTC−11
Driving sideleft
Calling code+683
ISO 3166 codeNU
Internet TLD.nu
  1. ^ The Niue dollar, pegged with the New Zealand dollar at par, is also official legal tender, although is mainly used for issuing collector's coins and does not circulate widely.


Niue is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, 2,400 kilometres (1,500 mi) northeast of New Zealand. Niue's land area is about 261 square kilometres (101 sq mi) and its population, predominantly Polynesian, was about 1,600 in 2016. Niue is located in a triangle between Tonga, Samoa, and the Cook Islands. It is 604 kilometers northeast of Tonga. The island is commonly referred to as "The Rock", which comes from the traditional name "Rock of Polynesia". Niue is one of the world's largest coral islands. The terrain of the island has two noticeable levels. The higher level is made up of a limestone cliff running along the coast, with a plateau in the centre of the island reaching approximately 60 metres above sea level. The lower level is a coastal terrace approximately 0.5 km wide and about 25–27 metres high, which slopes down and meets the sea in small cliffs. A coral reef surrounds the island, with the only major break in the reef being in the central western coast, close to the capital, Alofi.