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Niue is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean, 2,400 km (1,500 miles) northeast of New Zealand within the triangle formed by Tonga to the west, Samoa to the north, and the Cook Islands to the east. Its land area is 260 sq km (100 sq miles) and its population, predominantly Polynesian, is around 1,400. They commonly refer to the island as "The Rock", a reference to the traditional name "Rock of Polynesia". [Wikipedia]