A: Tokelau lies on the geographical coordinates of 9° 0' 0" S, 172° 0' 0" W.
Latitude and Longitude of Tokelau in other units:
|Latitude and Longitude to decimals||-9.0||-172.0|
|Latitude and Longitude to degrees minutes seconds||9° 0' 0" S||172° 0' 0" W|
|Latitude/Longitude to UTM Reference|
|UTM Northing:9004997.755165888 Easting:390080.66951972013 Zone:2L|
More detail about Tokelau
Tokelau is a Unique New Zealand Property
Tokelau is a small island territory that is owned by New Zealand. This territory is interesting in that it consists of a series of very small islands.
Tokelau consists of a number of small islands that are grouped into three areas. These islands are in the southern Pacific Ocean. They are right in between Hawaii and New Zealand. It is estimated that the islands are a little over five square miles in combined size, therefore making this one of the smallest countries in the world.
Tokelau was originally controlled by Polynesians from different islands around the area. It was acquired by the United Kingdom in the nineteenth century and then transferred to New Zealand in 1925.
The islands are officially interpreted as territories of New Zealand. This has helped keep Tokelau as a country that runs with the full support of New Zealand. However, Tokelau did hold a referendum on whether or not it should go from being a territory to being a neutral nation that is freely associated with New Zealand. The referendum was held in 2007 and was not passed.
Tokelau is noted for its islands because of their unique shapes. These islands are grouped into atolls with each atoll having its own special arrangement. The atoll of Atafu, which is in the northwestern part of Tokelau, is especially unique. This atoll features a build that is almost circular with a large amount of water in the central part of the island.
Some people in the territory also speak a unique language. This language is Tokelauan, a language that is related to the Tuvaluan language. However, people on the island also speak English in a number of cases. This is primarily due to the settlements that were established by English-speaking inhabitants who had been on the islands for years.