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Cook Islands
Kūki 'Āirani
Banner o the Cook Islands
Anthem: Te Atua Mou E
God is Truth
Location o the Cook Islands
Status Aurie o the Realm o New Zealand
an Associatit State
and largest city
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
Govrenment Constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Tom Marsters
Henry Puna
Legislatur Pairlament
Associated state
• Self-govrenment in free association wi New Zealand
4 August 1965
• UN recogneetion o unthirldom in foreign relations
• Total
240 km2 (93 sq mi) (210t)
• 2011[3] census
• Density
42/km2 (108.8/sq mi) (124t)
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 UTC-10 (CKT)
Drivin side 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