National Symbols of Tokelau

Last updated on May 10th, 2023 by Editorial Staff

Table Of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Country Information
  3. Coat of arms
  4. Flag map
  5. Country motto
  6. National animal
  7. National flower
  8. National bird
  9. Rest of national symbols
  10. State symbols
  11. Neighbouring countries
  12. Proverbs & sayings
  13. Compare with other countries
  14. Location

By | Updated on May 10, 2023

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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 –


  • Naeem Noor

    As a graduate in Modern Literature, my fascination with symbolism, especially the symbolism of nations, drives my work at SymbolHunt. Through my articles, I passionately delve into the hidden meanings behind national emblems and motifs. Drawing on my expertise in language and culture, I invite readers to join me on a journey of exploration into the rich tapestry of symbolism that defines our world, fostering a deeper appreciation for our shared cultural heritage.

Country information

Former name(s) Union Islands and Union Group
Official name(s) Tokelau
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
Population 1,357
National Day 3 Sep 2021
Language(s) Tokelauan, English
Religion Christianity
Country code +690
Literacy rate 90.4%
Currency New Zealand dollar
Capital city Nukunonu
Domain(TLD) .tk
Ethnicity Tokelauans, Samoans, and Tuvaluans
Head of government Administrator
Nationality Tokelauan
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 10 km² (3.9 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+13:00
Average elevation 3 m (7 ft)
Coastline 101 km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Tokelau

Flag map of Tokelau

Motto of Tokelau

Tokelau mo te Atua, "Tokelau for the Almighty"

National animal of Tokelau

The National animal of Tokelau is Not Declared

National flower of Tokelau

The National flower of Tokelau is Not Declared. Botanical name is .

National bird of Tokelau

The National bird of Tokelau is Not Declared

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