Niue

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Country Name Niue.


Location

Niue is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, northeast of New Zealand.

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.


Capital

Alofi.


Flag

The flag of Niue was adopted on 15 October 1975.

The Niuean flag features the Union Jack of Britain in the upper left corner with a star in the middle of the Union Jack and four stars forming a diamond around it.

The four stars represent the Southern Cross constellation and are tied to the New Zealand flag. A fifth yellow star is placed on a blue disc at the intersection of the St. George’s Cross.

This larger star represents Niue’s self-rule and the blue disc represents the surrounding ocean. The yellow background of the flag represents the sunshine on the island and the continuing warmth of the nation’s relationship with New Zealand.


Language

Niue only has two official languages: Niuean and English. Both languages are widely spoken throughout the island



Religion

The majority of the Niueans are Christian people.

75% of the population are affiliated with the Protestant Church of Niue; the rest is a mix of Catholic, Latter-day Saints, Jehovah Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, and Baha'i.



Currency

New Zealand dollar (NZD).




Time Zone -11:00 GMT.


Government Regime Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy under a non-partisan democracy.


Climate The climate of Niue, is tropical, with a hot, muggy, and rainy period from November to April and a cooler and drier period from May to October, during which the south-east trade winds prevail.

In the hot period, temperatures hover around 28/29 °C (82/84 °F) during the day and around 22/24 °C (72/75 °F) at night, while in the cooler period, daytime temperatures drop to around 25/26 °C (77/79 °F) and night-time temperatures to around 20/21 °C (68/70 °F). In the hot period, the temperature can sometimes exceed 35 °C (95 °F), while in the cooler period, it can drop below 15 °C (59 °F) at night, especially in July and August.

The best time to visit Niue is from mid-May to October since it is the coolest and sunniest period of the year.


International Phone Code +683


Internet Code

.nu