Tokelau Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Tokelau?

Geography - note:

consists 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

Climate:

tropical; moderated by trade winds (April to November)

Tokelau Use of Natural Resources

Tokelau Environment

Climate:

tropical; moderated by trade winds (April to November)

Terrain:

low-lying coral atolls enclosing large lagoons

Natural Resources:

NEGL

Natural Hazards:

lies in Pacific typhoon belt

Environmental Issues:

very limited natural resources and overcrowding are contributing to emigration to New Zealand

Tokelau Geography

Geographic Location Oceania
Total Area 5 Square Miles
12 Square Kilometers
Land Area 5 Square Miles
12 Square Kilometers
Coastline 63 Miles
101 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 9 00 S, 172 00 W
Terrain low-lying coral atolls enclosing large lagoons
Highest Point 5 Meters
Highest Point Location unnamed location 5 m
Lowest Point Location Pacific Ocean 0 m
Natural Resources NEGL
Time Zone UTC+13 (18 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
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