Largest Cities in Niue

by | January 20, 2021

Facts about Niue

Official languages: English
Capital: Alofi
Area: 260 km²
Population: 2,166 residents
Population density: 8.33 residents per km²
Currency: NZD
Internet TLD: .nu
ISO codes: NU, NIU, 570
The telephone code for Niue is +683

Niue is an island in the Pacific Ocean near Tonga, 2,400 km northeast of New Zealand. The island is the largest raised coral atoll in the world. Niue has been contracted with New Zealand since 1974 and is heavily dependent on New Zealand aid payments. Niue’s remote location as well as cultural and linguistic differences to the rest of the Polynesian population of the Cook Islands have led to its self-government.

Flag of Niue

The flag of the Pacific island of Niue is composed of a yellow leaf and a miniature of the Union Jack in the upper left corner. In addition, the Union Jack is complemented by five stars, the largest of which is located in the center and the other four are located in the vertical and horizontal stripes. The Union Jack points to the fact that Niue is a former British colony. The yellow color of the leaf is said to signify warm relations with New Zealand, and the four stars represent the Southern Cross constellation that dominates the sky in this part of the world. The big star in the middle of the blue circle symbolizes the independence of the island – today, Niue is only a loosely associated territory with New Zealand.


Total population 2,000
Population growth rate -0.03%
Birth rate -9.00 births per 1,000 residents
Life expectancy
Overall life expectancy
Men life expectancy
Women life expectancy
Age structure
0-14 years
15-64 years
65 years and above
Median age
Gender ratio
Population density 7.69 residents per km²
Urbanization 35.50%
(Alofi) [capital] (F 1987) 900
66.5% Niuer, 13.4% partially Niuer, 20.1% non-Niuer [including 12% Europeans and 8% Pacific Islanders]
Eklesia Niue (Protestant religion) 67% other Protestants 3% Mormons 10% Roman Catholics 10% Jehovah’s Witnesses 1.8% Other 6% no religious affiliation 2% (2011)
Human Development Index (HDI)
HDI ranking


Biggest Cities of Niue by Population

Niue is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean with a population of just over 1,500 people. The largest city in Niue is Alofi, which has a population of roughly 760 people. Alofi serves as the capital city of Niue and is home to the majority of the island’s government offices and institutions. Alofi is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the South Pacific and its harbor provides access to some of the best fishing spots around.

The second largest city in Niue is Hakupu, which has a population of around 350 people and lies on the northeastern coast of the island. Hakupu is known for its lush green landscape and stunning views out over the ocean. It’s also home to some of Niue’s most important cultural sites such as Tukiauau Cave, where traditional stories are told. Additionally, Hakupu is home to several churches and other religious sites that attract visitors from all over the region.

The final city on Niue is Liku, which has a population of just over 200 people. Liku is located on the southern tip of Niue and serves as an important gateway for tourists entering or leaving the island nation by boat or plane. The small village also offers some great opportunities for snorkeling, diving, and other water sports activities due to its close proximity to some spectacular coral reefs.

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Alofi, Niue 735 -19.0545 -169.918