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Tokelau: Geography#

LocationOceania, group of three atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand
Geographic Coordinates9 00 S, 172 00 W -9.0,-172.0
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline101 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed location 5 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainlow-lying coral atolls enclosing large lagoons
Natural Hazardslies in Pacific typhoon belt
Natural ResourceNEGL
Land Usearable land: 0% (soil is thin and infertile)
permanent crops: 60%
other: 40% (2011)
Climatetropical; moderated by trade winds (April to November)
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssueslimited natural resources and overcrowding are contributing to emigration to New Zealand
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-noteconsists of three atolls (Atafu, Fakaofo, Nukunonu), each with a lagoon surrounded by a number of reef-bound islets of varying length and rising to over 3 m above sea level