Traveling Luck for Tokelau

Tokelau, Oceania

Tokelauan flag
Tokelau country profile

Tokelau is located in Oceania, group of three atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand.

Land in Tokelau is low-lying coral atolls enclosing large lagoons.

Tokelauan land covers an area of 10 square kilometers which is about 17 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

As for the Tokelauan climate; tropical; moderated by trade winds (April to November).

Tokelauan(s) speak Tokelauan (a Polynesian language), English.

Tokelauan National Map

Tokelauan Map

Regions of Tokelau

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.


Tokelau Country Profile

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.

Tokelauan natural resources include NEGL

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

Tokelauan religion is Congregational Christian Church 70%, Roman Catholic 28%, other 2%.

Natural hazards in Tokelau include lies in Pacific typhoon belt.