Cook Islands profile

Man stands next top boat close to shore The Cook Island's natural assets include fine beaches and volcanic mountains
  • Territory: Cook Islands
  • Status: Self-governing territory in free association with New Zealand.
  • Population: 15,600 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Avarua, on Rarotonga
  • Area: 237 sq km (91 sq miles)
  • Major language: English and Cook Islands Maori
  • Major religions: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 70 (men), 76 (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 New Zealand dollar ($NZ) = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Black pearls
  • Internet domain: .ck
  • International dialling code: +682

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