Island state of Tokelau is a group of three coral atolls, lying in the Pacific Ocean to the south of the equator. The country is New Zealand’s dependent territory. Tokelau change its capital every year, rotating it between the islands, although it holds the status of non-self-governing territory still. Each atoll has only one village with the same name, the largest is Fakaofo. Tokelau remains one of the last non-self-governed former colonies, despite the tries of United Nations and New Zealand to make Tokelauans vote for independence. Two referendums held in 2000’s were failed because of voting shortage. Tokelau people share New Zealand’s citizenship and currency. So the legal tender of the territory, including special precious coins of Tokelau, is called dollar.
Tokelau’s economy is considered to be the smallest in the world. Because of small territory and distant location Tokelau has very low revenue, mostly from selling copra, stamps, collectable Tokelau coins, domain names and wood carvings. Tokelauan country-code domain names are the world’s most numerous among the other state domains, larger than two next largest domain names of Germany and China together. Selling commemorative coins of Tokelau is the way to enlarge the income of the country. Beautiful collectable Tokelau coins, produced from precious or base metal, can have different features and thematic series. Various subjects of rare coins of Tokelau allow choosing the addition to almost any thematic collection; Tokelau coins are also suitable for gifts. The best coins of Tokelau are available for ordering online via Coinsberg.com.
The export doesn’t cover funds, spent to sustain the islanders, so the rest of money Tokelau gets from New Zealand. Officially the population of the atolls is 1500 people, but many of them are compelled to live in New Zealand; they often send funds to their families on Tokelau. The islanders grow bananas, coconuts, papayas and other tropical plants to feed themselves and for export. The state is the only country in the world with all the electricity needs satisfied by solar power. The other significant fact is there are no prisons in Tokelau, because serious crimes are very rare.
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