Fakaofo (village)

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Fakaofo
Village
Fakaofo village square
Fakaofo village square
Map of the atoll. Fakaofo village is located in the north-west.
Map of the atoll. Fakaofo village is located in the north-west.
Coordinates: 9°23′3″S 171°13′36″E / 9.38417°S 171.22667°E / -9.38417; 171.22667Coordinates: 9°23′3″S 171°13′36″E / 9.38417°S 171.22667°E / -9.38417; 171.22667
Country  New Zealand
Territory  Tokelau
Atoll Fakaofo
Population (2010)
 • Total 137
Time zone UTC (UTC+10)

Fakaofo is a village on Fakaofo atoll in Tokelau. It is located to the north-west of the atoll. It is notable for its monument which is a coral slab personifying Tui Tokelau, a god once worshipped in the islands.

Fishing is important to the local economy and food supply.

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