What is the capital of Niue?
note: pronunciation falls between nyu-way and new-way, but not like new-wee
|Full Country Name||none|
|Former Name||Savage Island|
|Etymology- history of name||the origin of the name is obscure; in Niuean, the word supposedly translates as "behold the coconut"|
|Government Type||self-governing parliamentary democracy (Fouo Ekepule) in free association with New Zealand|
|Capital - geographic coordinate||19 01 S, 169 55 W|
|Capital Time Difference||UTC-11 (6 hours behind Washington, DC, during Standard Time)|
|Independence||19 October 1974 (Niue became a self-governing parliamentary government in free association with New Zealand)|
|National Holiday||Waitangi Day (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty over New Zealand), 6 February (1840)|
|Constitution||several previous (New Zealand colonial statutes); latest 19 October 1974 (Niue Constitution Act 1974); amended 1992, 2007|
|Dependency Status||self-governing in free association with New Zealand since 1974; Niue fully responsible for internal affairs; New Zealand retains responsibility for external affairs and defense; however, these responsibilities confer no rights of control and are only exercised at the request of the Government of Niue|
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