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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
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


  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