Liku

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Liku
Village
Liku council within Niue
Liku council within Niue
Administrative map of Niue showing all the villages
Administrative map of Niue showing all the villages
Coordinates: 19°02′S 169°47′W / 19.033°S 169.783°W / -19.033; -169.783Coordinates: 19°02′S 169°47′W / 19.033°S 169.783°W / -19.033; -169.783
Country  Niue
Tribal Area Motu
Area
 • Total 41.64 km2 (16.08 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 70
 • Density 1.68/km2 (4.4/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-11 (UTC-11)
Area code(s) +683

Liku is one of the fourteen villages of Niue, located close to the easternmost part of the island.[1] It lies due east of the capital, Alofi, and its population at the 2011 census was 70.

Geography[edit]

Liku is connected to the capital by a road which traverses the centre of the island, it is also - along with Lakepa, six kilometres to the north and Hakupu, 10 kilometres to the south - one of three villages on the east coast road which connects Vaiea in the south with Mutalau on the north coast.

Administration[edit]

Liku is one of the fourteen constituencies in Niue, electing one representative to the Niue Assembly. Following the 2008 general election, its representative is Pokotoa Sipeli, who serves as Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Minister of Administrative Services.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1558553 (x a j h) Liku on OpenStreetMap
  2. ^ "Members of the Niue Fono Ekepule" Archived 2010-03-16 at WebCite, website of the Niuean government