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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Tokelau

"Tokelau mo te Atua" (Tokelauan)
("Tokelau for the Almighty")
Territorial anthem: "Te Atua o Tokelau"[1]
Location of Tokelau
Map of all Tokelau Islands, including Swains Island to the south
Map of all Tokelau Islands. Swains Island is shown to the south.
Sovereign stateNew Zealand
Protectorate createdJune 1889
British colony29 February 1916
Assigned to New Zealand11 February 1926
New Zealand sovereignty1 January 1949
CapitalNone[note 1]
Largest cityAtafu
Official languages
GovernmentDevolved parliamentary dependency under a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Charles III
Don Higgins[3]
Kerisiano Kalolo
LegislatureGeneral Fono
• Total
10 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
• Water (%)
Highest elevation
5 m (16 ft)
• 2016 census
1,499[4] (237th)
• Density
115/km2 (297.8/sq mi) (86th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
US$10 million[5]
• Per capita
US$6,275 (not ranked)
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
CurrencyNew Zealand dollar (NZ$) (NZD)
Time zoneUTC+13:00
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+690
ISO 3166 codeTK
Internet TLD.tk


Tokelau is a dependent territory of New Zealand in the southern Pacific Ocean. It consists of three tropical coral atolls: Atafu, Nukunonu, and Fakaofo. They have a combined land area of 10 km2 (4 sq mi). The capital rotates yearly among the three atolls. In addition to these three, Swains Island, which forms part of the same archipelago, is the subject of an ongoing territorial dispute; it is currently administered by the United States as part of American Samoa. Tokelau lies north of the Samoan Islands, east of Tuvalu, south of the Phoenix Islands, southwest of the more distant Line Islands, and northwest of the Cook Islands.