Niue is as self-governing island-country, in free association with New Zealand. Located in the south-pacific ocean Northeast of New Zealand, East of Tonga, South of Samoa, the island is commonly referred to as “The Rock”, which comes from the traditional name “Rock of Polynesia” a very interesting twist because the name Niue directly translates as “behold the coconut”.
The population being predominantly Polynesian was recorded as 1,612 as of November 2016.
Politics of Niue takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic dependency, whereby the Chief Minister is the head of government, and of a non-partisan system. Niue is self-governing in free association with New Zealand and is fully responsible for internal affairs.
The country has experienced tremendous economic growth majorly from the tourism sector thus making it an international player in the hospitality industry and being attractive in the financial service industry.
The official language is English
The New Zealand Dollar
There are no exchange controls in Niue.
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