Last updated on May 21st, 2023 by Editorial Staff
Niue is a country in Australia/Oceania. The official name of Niue is the Republic of Niue. It shares borders with 2 countries: New Zealand, and Australia. The people of Niue are called Niueans. The country is in Oceania, an island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Tonga.
Etymology discusses where a term is considered to have originated from and how its meaning has changed over time. Etymology has been a factor in the naming of countries all across the world, and Niue has also been influenced. The etymology of Niue can be defined as; Niue was known as Savage Island until its original name, “Niue”, which translates as “behold the coconut”, regained use. Whaling vessels were some of the most regular visitors to the island in the nineteenth century.
An ethnicity is a group or sub-group of people who are connected based on common characteristics which may include religion, origin, language, traditions, or culture. The ethnic groups in Niue include Niueans (including Europeans, Asians, and Pacific Islanders).
Air New Zealand is the national airline of Niue. The national color of the country is golden yellow. The emoji flag of the country is 🇳🇺, and the ISO code is NU.
Niue is known for having the world’s largest raised coral atoll. The national dish of Niue is Takihi.
The country has the time zone UTC−11 followed by dd/mm/yyyy as the standard date format.
Niue is divided into 14 villages. The capital of the country is Alofi, which is also the largest city in Niue.
The literacy rate in Niue is 95%.
The country’s total area is 261.46 km² (100.95 sq mi), and the total population is 1,626. The country’s average elevation is 34 m (112 ft), whereas the country’s terrain can be defined as; Steep limestone cliffs along the coast, and central plateau. The country’s usual climate is tropical; modified by southeast trade winds.
The area of land next to a sea is called the coast, and a coastline is defined as the line where land and sea meet. Niue has 64 km of coastline.
The New Zealand dollar serves as the national unit of currency. The domain for Niue is .nu and the country code is +683.
Museums are known to educate and connect visitors with the nation’s history, culture, civilization, art, and architecture. The Tāoga Niue Museum serves the same purpose and is considered one of the most significant tourist attractions. The Tāoga Niue Museum is home to a large collection of artifacts. It has been designated as the national museum of the country.
19 October is designated as National Day. In Niue, the majority of the population practices Protestantism and Roman Catholicism as their religion.
Nature is a blessing from God and we must protect it because it provides us with the oxygen and food to survive. It also helps to keep our environment beautiful and clean. To emphasize the significance of nature, Niue has selected a few forces of nature as national symbols. Niue’s national bird is the Frigatebird, while its national animal is the Niue Blue Nacaduba niueensis (butterfly). The national flower is Puakenikeni, whereas Coconut is the country’s national fruit, and the highest peak is Niue High Point.
Sports have always played an important role in developing the social and cultural structure of Niue and other countries. When it comes to designating a sport as the official symbol, Darts is considered the country’s national sport.
Washington and Jefferson is the founder of Niue.
Mausoleums are buildings dedicated to holding someone’s remains. It serves as a reminder of the nation’s revolutionary fighters who sacrificed their lives for the country. Mausoleums are one of the most significant historical landmarks. The national mausoleum of Niue is Alofi national memorial. The country’s national hero is Queen Elizabeth II.
Due to their unique qualities and rich cultural or historical backgrounds, national monuments around the world are of great importance. Alofi national memorial is recognized as the national monument of the country. It attracts visitors from all around the world.
Numerous organizations are working on a global level to improve the current state of affairs and to collaborate in order to establish and maintain constructive partnerships. Niue is a member of the Pacific Community (PC). Niue collaborates with them to organize, analyze, and address various events and situations.
The tourism slogan of the country is “Discover Adventure”.
Dalton Tagelagi – (Premier) is the current Prime minister of Niue, and Dame Patsy Reddy – (Governor-General) is the President.
Niue has declared English and Niuean as the country’s official languages.
– Further information regarding the symbols and knowledge of Niue can be found in the table of contents –
|Former name(s)||Savage Island|
|Official name(s)||Republic of Niue|
|Regional location||Oceania, an island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Tonga|
|Country name etymology||Niue was known as Savage Island until its original name, "Niue", which translates as "behold the coconut", regained use. Whaling vessels were some of the most regular visitors to the island in the nineteenth century|
|Climate||Tropical; modified by the southeast trade winds|
|Terrain||Steep limestone cliffs along the coast, and central plateau|
|National Day||19 Oct 1974|
|Language(s)||English and Niuean|
|Religion||Protestantism and Roman Catholicism|
|Currency||New Zealand dollar|
|Ethnicity||Niuean (includes Europeans, Asians, and Pacific Islanders)|
|Head of government||Premier|
|Driving side||Drive on the Left-hand side|
|Total area||261.46 km² (100.95 sq mi)|
|Average elevation||34 m (112 ft)|
|Mains electricity||230 V|
|Emergency telephone numbers||Emergency Telephone Numbers|
The National animal of Niue is Niue Blue Nacaduba niueensis (butterfly)
The National flower of Niue is Puakenikeni. Botanical name is Fagraea berteroana.
The National bird of Niue is Frigatebird