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Here are some interesting facts about Niue - Category: Introduction - 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 an estimated 1,444 in 2008), with substantial emigration to New Zealand, 2,400 km to the southwest.

Category: Government - National holiday: Waitangi Day (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty over New Zealand), 6 February (1840)

Category: People - Death rate (deaths/1,000 population): NA (2008 estimate)

Category: Economy - Imports - commodities (%): food, live animals, manufactured goods, machinery, fuels, lubricants, chemicals, drugs

Category: Geography - Climate: tropical; modified by southeast trade winds

Category: Transportation - Airports: 1 (2007)

Category: Communications - Internet users: 900 (2002)

Category: Military - Military - note: defense is the responsibility of New Zealand

Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: none

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  1. Communications - Television broadcast stations: 1 (1997)

  2. Communications - Telephones - mobile cellular: 400 (2002)

  3. Economy - Oil - production (bbl/day): 0 bbl/day (2007 estimate)

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook