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Cook Islands
Kūki 'Āirani
Coat o airms o the Cook Islands
Anthem: Te Atua Mou E
God is Truth
Caipital
an lairgest ceety
Avarua
21°12′S 159°46′W / 21.200°S 159.767°W / -21.200; -159.767
Offeecial leids
Spoken leids
Ethnic groups ([1] )
  • 87.7% Māori
  • 5.8% part-Māori
  • 6.5% other
Demonym Cook Islander
Government Constitutional monarchy
 -  Monarch Elizabeth II
 -  Queen's Representative Tom Marsters
 -  Prime Meenister Henry Puna
Legislatur Pairlament
Associated state
 -  Self-govrenment in free association wi New Zealand 4 August 1965 
 -  UN recogneetion o unthirldom in foreign relations 1992[2] 
Aurie
 -  Total 240 km2 (210t)
91 sq mi 
Population
 -  2011[3] census 14,974
 -  Densitie 42/km2 (124t)
111/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
 -  Total $183.2 million (nae ranked)
 -  Per capita $9,100 (nae ranked)
Currency New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Cook Islands dollar
Time zone CKT (UTC-10)
Drives on the left
Cawin code 682
ISO 3166 code CK
Internet TLD .ck

The Cook Islands (Listeni/ˈkʊk ˈləndz/; Cook Islands Māori: Kūki 'Āirani[4]) is an island kintra in the Sooth Paceefic Ocean in free association wi New Zealand.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Cook Islands. CIA World Fact Book
  2. UN THE WORLD TODAY (PDF) and Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs Supplement No. 8; page 10
  3. "Cook Islands 2011 census". Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  4. Cook Islands Maori dictionary by Jasper Buse & Raututi Taringa, Cook Islands Ministry of Education (1995) page 200