Hakupu

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Hakupu
Hakupu council within Niue
Hakupu council within Niue
Administrative map of Niue showing all the villages
Administrative map of Niue showing all the villages
Coordinates: 19°06′S 169°50′W / 19.100°S 169.833°W / -19.100; -169.833Coordinates: 19°06′S 169°50′W / 19.100°S 169.833°W / -19.100; -169.833
Country Niue
Tribal AreaTafiti
Area
 • Total48.04 km2 (18.55 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total220
 • Density2.69/km2 (7.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-11 (UTC-11)
Area code(s)+683

Hakupu is one of the fourteen villages of the island of Niue.[2] According to the 2017 census, it has a population of 220, making it the second-largest village in Niue.[3]

Geography[edit]

It is located in the southeast of the island, close to Matatamane Point, and is connected by road with the capital Alofi (12 kilometres to the northwest), Avatele (7 kilometres to the west), and via the east coast road to Liku (12 kilometres), Lakepa (16 kilometres), and Mutalau (on the north coast, 20 kilometres away).

Popular sites[edit]

Hakupu Heritage and Cultural Park Area[edit]

There is also a Heritage Park Area which was established in 1998.[4] It extends south from the Tuhiā Access Track. Its primary objective is to protect areas of historical and ecological significance.[5]

Hakupu War Memorial[edit]

Hakupu has a memorial for soldiers who fought during the First World War, World War two, and the Malayan Emergency.[6]

Internet access[edit]

For a length of time, Hakupu has attempted to achieve internet access. As of July 2005, Hakupu is seven miles away from the nearest wireless access point. Technicians have attempted to use an abandoned building in the village in order to create an access point.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Niue Household and Population Census 2017" (PDF). niue.prism.spc.int. Niue Statistics Office. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  2. ^ 1558543 (x a j h) Hakupu on OpenStreetMap
  3. ^ "Niue Household and Population Census 2017" (PDF). niue.prism.spc.int. Niue Statistics Office. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Hakupu Heritage Park Area". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  5. ^ Butler, David (July 2001). "Hakupu Heritage and Cultural Park" (PDF). Country Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity. 1: 8 – via Convention on Biological Diversity.
  6. ^ "Hakupu war memorial, Niue | NZHistory, New Zealand history online". nzhistory.govt.nz. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  7. ^ Clair, Richard (4 July 2005). "Niue's WiFi Nation Goes Green" (PDF). Internet Users Society Niue. Solarfi. p. 3. Retrieved 12 July 2020.