Last updated on May 10th, 2023 by Editorial Staff
Tokelau is a country in Australia/Oceania. It shares borders with New Zealand. The people of Tokelau are called Tokelauan. The country is in Oceania, a group of three atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand.
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 Tokelau has also been influenced. The etymology of Tokelau can be defined as; Tokelau is a word meaning “north wind” in the native Tokelau language.
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 Tokelau include Tokelauans, Samoans, and Tuvaluans.
The national color of the country is blue. The emoji flag of the country is 🇹🇰, and the ISO code is TK.
Tokelau is known for being the world leader in renewable energy. The national dish of Tokelau is Ota, and the national instrument of Tokelau is the the utete (Jew's harp).
The country has the time zone UTC+13:00 followed by dd/mm/yyyy as the standard date format.
Tokelau is divided into 3 autonomous communities. Fakaofo is Tokelau’s largest city, while Nukunonu serves as the capital.
The literacy rate in Tokelau is 90.4%.
The country’s total area is 10 km² (3.9 sq mi), and the total population is 1,357. The country’s average elevation is 3 m (7 ft), whereas the country’s terrain can be defined as; Low-lying coral atolls enclosing large lagoons. The country’s usual climate is tropical; moderated by trade winds (April to November).
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. Tokelau has 101 km of coastline.
The New Zealand dollar serves as the national unit of currency. The domain for Tokelau is .tk and the country code is +690.
3 September is designated as National Day. In Tokelau, the majority of the population practices Christianity as their religion. Tokelau’s highest peak is Tokelau High Point.
Sports have always played an important role in developing the social and cultural structure of Tokelau and other countries. When it comes to designating a sport as the official symbol, Cricket is considered the country’s national sport.
The country’s national anthem was written and composed by Eric Lemuelu Falima.
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. Tokelau is a member of the Pacific Community (PC). Tokelau collaborates with them to organize, analyze, and address various events and situations.
“Tokelau mo te Atua, “Tokelau for the Almighty” is the official motto of the country.
Ross Ardern (Administrator) is the current Prime minister of Tokelau, and Charles III (Monarch) is the President.
Tokelau has declared Tokelauan and English as the country’s official languages.
– Further information regarding the symbols and knowledge of Tokelau can be found in the table of contents –
|Former name(s)||Union Islands and Union Group|
|Alternative name(s)||Tokelau Islands, Union Group|
|Regional location||Oceania, a group of three atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand|
|Country name etymology||Tokelau is a word meaning "north wind" in the native Tokelau language|
|Climate||Tropical; moderated by trade winds (April to November)|
|Terrain||Low-lying coral atolls enclosing large lagoons|
|National Day||3 Sep 2021|
|Currency||New Zealand dollar|
|Ethnicity||Tokelauans, Samoans, and Tuvaluans|
|Head of government||Administrator|
|Driving side||Drive on the Left-hand side|
|Total area||10 km² (3.9 sq mi)|
|Average elevation||3 m (7 ft)|
|Mains electricity||230 V|
|Emergency telephone numbers||Emergency Telephone Numbers|
Tokelau mo te Atua, "Tokelau for the Almighty"
The National animal of Tokelau is Not Declared
The National flower of Tokelau is Not Declared. Botanical name is .
The National bird of Tokelau is Not Declared