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Background: Originally settled by Polynesian emigrants from surrounding island groups, the Tokelau Islands were made a British protectorate in 1889. They were transferred to New Zealand administration in 1925.
Common Name: Tokelau Local Official Name: Tokelau
Abbreviated Name: Tokelau Official Name: Tokelau
Official Script Name: Tokelau Local Common Name: Tokelau
Former Name: Tokelau Territory of: New Zealand
Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
Government Type: self-administering territory of New Zealand; note - Tokelauans are drafting a constitution, developing institutions and patterns of self-government as Tokelau moves toward free association with New Zealand
Independence: none (territory of New Zealand)
Constitution: administered under the Tokelau Islands Act of 1948, as
National Holiday: Waitangi Day (Treaty of Waitangi established British soverei
International Organization Participation: PIF (observer), SPC, UNESCO (associate), UPU
Administrative Divisions: none (territory of New Zealand)
Dependent Areas: NA
Legal System: New Zealand and local statutes
Suffrage: 21 years of age years
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor General of New Zealand Anand SATYANAND (since 23 August 2006); New Zealand is represented by Administrator David PAYTON (since 17 October 2006) head of government: Kolouei O'BRIEN (2006); note - position rotates annually among the three Faipule (village leaders) cabinet: the Council for the Ongoing Government of Tokelau, consisting of three Faipule (village leaders) and three Pulenuku (village mayors), functions as a cabinet elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; administrator appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade in New Zealand; the head of government is chosen from the Council of Faipule and serves a one-year term Legislative Branch: unicameral General Fono (21 seats; based upon proportional representation from the three islands elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms; Nukunonu has 6 seats, Fakaofo has 7 seats, Atafu has 8 seats); note - the Tokelau Amendment Act of 1996 confers limited legislative power on the General Fono elections: last held January 2005 (next to be held January 2008) Judicial Branch: Supreme Court in New Zealand exercises civil and criminal jurisdiction in Tokelau
Party Leaders: NA
International Disputes: NA
Illicit Drugs: NA 
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Location of Tokelau: Oceania, group of three atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand
Continent: Australia Land Area Total: 10 sq km 
Region: Oceania Land Area Land: 10 sq km
Capitol City: none; each atoll has its own administrative center Land Area Water: 0 sq km
Latitude: 009 00 S Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 172 00 W Border Boundary Coastline: 101 km 
Arable Land: 0.00 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 0.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
Highest Elevation: 5 m Location: unnamed location
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Pacific Ocean
Largest City in Tokelau: NA NA Largest City Population: 0
Threatened Species: 0
Environmental Issues: very limited natural resources and overcrowding are contributing to emigration to New Zealand
Environmental Agreements: NA
Irrigated Land: 0
Bordering Countries: NA
Natural Resources: NEGL
Geographical Terrain: low-lying coral atolls enclosing large lagoons
Comparative Area of Tokelau: about 17 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Tokelau's Geography: consists of three atolls, each with a lagoon surrounded by a number of reef-bound islets of varying length and rising to over three meters above sea level

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General Climate: tropical; moderated by trade winds (April to November)
Natural Hazards: lies in Pacific typhoon belt
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Economic Overview: Tokelau's small size (three villages), isolation, and lack of resources greatly restrain economic development and confine agriculture to the subsistence level. The people rely heavily on aid from New Zealand - about $4 million annually - to maintain public services, with annual aid being substantially greater than GDP. The principal sources of revenue come from sales of copra, postage stamps, souvenir coins, and handicrafts. Money is also remitted to families from relatives in New Zealand.
GDP: $1,500,000 USD Currency: New Zealand dollar
GDP per Capita: $1,000 USD Currency Code: NZD
GDP Growth Rate: 0.00 %
Currency Exchange Rate History: New Zealand dollars per US dollar - 1.4203 (2005), 1.5087 (2004), 1.7221 (2003), 2.1622 (2002), 2.3788 (2001)
GDP of Agriculture: 0.00 % GDP of Industry: 0.00 %
GDP of Services: 0.00 %  
Inflation Rate: 0.00 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 0.00 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $430,830 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $2,800,000 USD
Electricity Production: 0 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 0 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 0.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
External Debt: $0 USD Received in economic aid: $4,000,000 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
Agricultural Products: coconuts, copra, breadfruit, papayas, bananas; pigs, poultry, goats; fish
Primary Industries: small-scale enterprises for copra production, woodworking, plaited craft goods; stamps, coins; fishing
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
Import Amount in USD: $969,200 USD - foodstuffs, building materials, fuel
Import Partners: NZ
Export Amount in USD: $0 USD - stamps, copra, handicrafts
Export Partners: NZ
GINI Index: 0.00%
Labor Force Number of People: 440
Labor Force by Occupations: NA
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 1 Number of People with Radios: 1,000
Television Broadcast Stations: 0 Number of People with Televisions: 0
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 0 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 0
Internet Service Providers: 298 Internet Users: 0
Internet Country Code: .tk Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: TL Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: 690 Electricity Voltage: Volts
Telephone Systems: general assessment: modern satellite-based communications system; domestic: radiotelephone service between islands international: country code - 690; radiotelephone service to Samoa; government-regulated telephone service (TeleTok), with 3 satellite earth stations
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Highways: 0 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 0 Heliports: 0
Motor Vehicles: 0 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
Merchant Marines: NA
Ports and Harbors: none; offshore anchorage only
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Population: 1,392 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 0.00 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 0.00 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: -0.01% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 0.00 babies born per woman
Population Male 0-14: 0 Population Female 0-14: 0
Population Male 15-64: 0 Population Female 15-64: 0
Population Male 65+: 0 Population Female 65+: 0
Population 0-14: 42.00% Literacy Rate: 0.00%
Population 15-64: 53.00% Literacy rate of Males: 0.00%
Population 65+: 5.00% Literacy rate of Females: 0.00%
Population that is Male: 0.00 % Population that is Female: 0.00%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 0.00 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 0.00 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 0.00 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 0.00 years
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
Disease Risk:
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: 0.00
Nationality: TOKELAUAN
Ethnic Groups: Polynesian 
Primary Language: Tokelauan
Other Languages: Tokelauan (a Polynesian language), English
Primary Religion: Congregational Christian Churc
Other Religions: Congregational Christian Church 70%, Roman Catholic 28%, other 2% note: on Atafu, all Congregational Christian Church of Samoa; on Nukunonu, all Roman Catholic; on Fakaofo, both denominations, with the Congregational Christian Church predominant
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Branches: defense is the responsibility of New Zealand
Manpower Fit to Serve: NA years
Manpower Available: 0 People
Manpower Fit to Serve: 0 People
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 0 People per year
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
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