Tokelau profile

Tokelau children Most islanders live by fishing and farming
  • Territory: Tokelau
  • Status: Non-self-governing territory of New Zealand
  • Population: 1,200 (UN, 2011)
  • Capital: Seat of government rotates annually among the atolls
  • Area: 12 sq km (4.7 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Tokelauan, English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 68 years (men), 70 years (women)
  • Monetary unit: 1 New Zealand dollar ($NZ) = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Copra, handicrafts, stamps and coins
  • GNI per capita: n/a
  • Internet domain: .tk
  • International dialling code: +690

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