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Cook Islands

Cook Islands
Kūki 'Āirani
Flag of the Cook Islands
Coat of arms of the Cook Islands
Flag Coat of arms
Anthem: Te Atua Mou E
God is Truth
Location of the Cook Islands
Status Area of the Realm of New Zealand
and Associated State
Capital
and largest city
Avarua
21°12′S 159°46′W / 21.200°S 159.767°W / -21.200; -159.767
Official languages
Spoken languages
Ethnic groups ( )
  • 87.7% Māori
  • 5.8% part-Māori
  • 6.5% other
Demonym Cook Islander
Government Constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Tom Marsters
Henry Puna
Legislature Parliament
Associated state
• Self-government in free association with New Zealand
4 August 1965
• UN recognition of independence in foreign relations
1992
Area
• Total
240 km2 (93 sq mi) (210th)
Population
• 2016 estimate
21,000
• 2011 census
14,974
• Density
42/km2 (108.8/sq mi) (124th)
GDP (PPP) 2014 estimate
• Total
$311 million (not ranked)
• Per capita
$15,002.5 (not ranked)
Currency New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Cook Islands dollar
Time zone CKT (UTC-10)
Drives on the left
Calling code 682
ISO 3166 code CK
Internet TLD .ck
Population pyramid 2011
% Males Age Females %
0
 
85+
 
0
0.5
 
80–84
 
0.6
0.7
 
75–79
 
0.9
1.4
 
70–74
 
1.4
1.9
 
65–69
 
1.8
2.2
 
60–64
 
2
2.4
 
55–59
 
2.4
3
 
50–54
 
3
3.6
 
45–49
 
3.6
3.4
 
40–44
 
3.6
3.1
 
35–39
 
3.6
3
 
30–34
 
3.3
3.3
 
25–29
 
3.8
3.4
 
20–24
 
3.7
4.3
 
15–19
 
4.1
4.5
 
10–14
 
4
4.3
 
5–9
 
4.3
4.5
 
0–4
 
4.4

Coordinates: 21°14′S 159°46′W / 21.233°S 159.767°W / -21.233; -159.767

The Cook Islands (Listeni/ˈkʊk ˈləndz/; Cook Islands Māori: Kūki 'Āirani) is a self-governing island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. It comprises 15 islands whose total land area is 240 square kilometres (92.7 sq mi). The Cook Islands' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), however, covers 1,800,000 square kilometres (690,000 sq mi) of ocean.


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