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.

Cook Islands

Kūki 'Āirani
Banner o the Cook Islands
Banner
AnthemTe Atua Mou E
God is Truth
Location o the Cook Islands
StatusAurie o the Realm o New Zealand
an Associatit State
Caipital
and largest city
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(s)Cook Islander
GovrenmentConstitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Tom Marsters
Henry Puna
LegislaturPairlament
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 (93 sq mi) (210t)
Population
• 2011[3] census
14,974
• Density
42/km2 (108.8/sq mi) (124t)
GDP (PPP)2005 estimate
• Total
$183.2 million (nae ranked)
• Per capita
$9,100 (nae ranked)
CurrencyNew Zealand dollar (NZD)
Cook Islands dollar
Time zoneUTC-10 (CKT)
Drivin sideleft
Cawin code682
ISO 3166 codeCK
Internet TLD.ck

ReferencesEedit

  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 Mairch 2015.
  4. Cook Islands Maori dictionary by Jasper Buse & Raututi Taringa, Cook Islands Ministry of Education (1995) page 200