Interesting facts about Niue

One of the smallest states of the Earth, Niue, is located on the island of the same name in the Pacific Ocean. About this country do not tell in school lessons of geography, and it’s a pity – a small island is fraught with a lot of interesting things.

Niue is an island that is part of New Zealand on the rights of self-government.

The area of ​​Niue is only 261 square kilometers.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the island.

Coins issued in Niue (Niue collectible dollars) are popular with numismatists.

Niue voluntarily renounced independence in the mid-1970s, joining New Zealand.

The population of Niue is currently less than one and a half thousand people.

The island of Niue is an extinct volcano.

The former name of Niue is the Island of Savages, or the Wild Island. This is how Niue was named by James Cook, who opened it because of the aggressive reception he received from local residents.

Niue lives mainly due to New Zealand subsidies.

There are no cities on Niue, but there are fourteen villages.

Niue has its own national football team.

Niue also boasts of having one political party.

In 2005, almost the entire island infrastructure was so damaged by a powerful cyclone that not everything was restored to this day.

The only road on Niue is surrounded by an island.

There are almost no beaches on Niue. The beaches on the island are rocky and almost everywhere are very steep.

The people of Niue are the result of a mixture of Tongan and Samoan settlers. More than 90% of the island’s population belongs to the Niue.

The currency of Niue is the New Zealand dollar.

The literacy rate in Niue is 99%.

Niue does not have an army.

In New Zealand, there are fifteen hundred more Niueans than on the island of Niue.

The official languages ​​of the country are English and Niue, which has two dialects.

The writing of the alphabet of the Niue language uses only 17 letters of the Latin alphabet.

The total length of the roads on Niue is about 230 kilometers.