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Niue
Capital:
Alofi
Population:
2,156 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
Niue's remoteness, as well as cultural and linguistic differences between its Polynesian inhabitants and those of the rest of the Cook Islands, have caused it to be separately administered. The population of the island continues to drop (from a peak of 5,200 in 1966 to about 2,100 in 2004), with substantial emigration to New Zealand, 2,400 km to the southwest.
Government type:
self-governing parliamentary democracy
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $7.6 million (2000 est.)
Internet users:
NA
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