The South Pacific island of Niue is self governing in free association with New Zealand.
It is a coral island stretching 19km from north to south covering an area of less than 260 sq kms. It lies 480km east of Tonga and 930kms west of the Cook Islands.
Niue made its debut in the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester competing in athletics, boxing, rugby and shooting.
The Niue Island Association & National Olympic Committee organises the island's participation in the Commonwealth Games.
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Capital - Alofi
Population - 1500
Time Zone - GMT -11:00
Language - Niuean, English
Currency - New Zealand Dollar (NZ$)