Map of Cook Islands
Area in square kilometers240 km2
Main article: Geography of the Cook Islands Map of the Cook Islands. The Cook Islands are in the South Pacific Ocean, north-east of New Zealand, between French Polynesia and American Samoa. There are 15 major islands, spread over 2.
Main article: History of the Cook Islands Beach on Rarotonga. The Cook Islands were first settled in the 6th century CE by Polynesian people who migrated from nearby Tahiti, to the southeast.
The Cook Islands became a British protectorate in 1888, due largely to community fears that France might occupy the territory as it had Tahiti. In 1901, the New Zealand Government decided to annex the country despite opposition from the country's traditional chiefs.
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The Cook Islands are governed under the constitution of 1965. The monarch of Great Britain and Northern Island is the head of state and appoints a British representative. The prime minister heads the government. There is a bicameral parliament.
Top Home > Library > Travel & Places > Regional StatsClick to enlarge flag of Cook IslandsIntroduction Background: Named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888.
The Cook Islands are a self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand, located in Polynesia, in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, between French Polynesia (Society Islands) to the east and Tonga to the west.
population of the Cook Islands is less than 15,000 but there are over 50,000 Cook Islanders living in New Zealand, and over 30,000 in Australia. Those remaining have often spent time in Auckland, Melbourne or Sydney before returning home.
The Southern Cook Islands consist of eight elevated, fertile, volcanic isles where most of the populace lives. Tourism Tourism facilities are well developed on Rarotonga and Aitutaki, and information is available.
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The Cook Islands were first settled in the 6th century CE by Polynesian people who migrated from nearby Tahiti, to the southeast. Spanish ships visited the islands in the sixteenth century.
year, Albert Henry of the Cook Islands Party was elected as the first Prime Minister. Sir Albert Henry led the country until he was accused of vote-rigging. He was succeeded in 1978 by Tom Davis of the Democratic Party.
between the Cook Islands and American Samoa and also relinquishing its claim to the islands of Penrhyn, Pukapuka, Manihiki, and Rakahanga. In 1990 the Cook Islands signed a treaty with France which delimited the boundary between the Cook Islands and French Polynesia.
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the southern Cook Islands, where most of the population lives, consist of eight elevated, fertile, volcanic isles, including the largest, Rarotonga, at 67 sq km Back to Top People ::Cook Islands Population: Field info displayed
Cook Islands is fully responsible for internal affairs; New Zealand retains responsibility for external affairs and defense in consultation with the Cook Islands Government type: Field info displayed for all countries in alpha order.
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The Cook Islands consist of 15 islands scattered over some 2 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean (see Cook Islands map).
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click here for Cook Islands WeddingsWafer-thin cays and farclung atolls, white-sand beaches and lush green volcanic mountains, a slow page, friendly people, funky dancing - what's not to like about the Cook Islands? They also have excellent hiking, snorkelling, caving or just lazing.
Avarua, the capital of the Cook Islands and Rarotonga's main town, lies in the middle of the northern coast. Until recently, Avarua was a sleepy little port, very much the image of a South Seas trading centre.
The Cook Islands Cultural Village, on Arorangi's back road, is a great experience: you'll learn more about traditional Cook Islands culture in one day here than you probably will for the rest of your stay.
The Cook Islands is not independent. It is self-governing in free association with New Zealand August 4, 1965. National anthem Te Atua Mou E (God is Truth) Currency New Zealand dollar (NZD).
with the Cook Islands and at its request. The Cook Islands has developed an increasingly independent foreign policy, particularly after the adoption of an isolationist and non-aligned policy by New Zealand in the 1980s.
The Cook Islands are a group of 15 islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, about half-way between Hawaii and New Zealand, spread out over about 900 square miles (1400 sq km).
THE QUICKEST way to the Cook Islands, is, of course, by air. The most romantic is by ocean liner. If you have plenty of time and the wherewithal the best method is probably by yacht.
* English is spoken by everyone and Cook Islands Maori is the local language.
have a current Cook Islands licence - this costs US$6.50 (NZ$10), is a great souvenir and an even better tax-raising device for the Cook Islands Government.
The Cook Islands lie in the center of the Polynesian triangle about 4,500 km south of Hawaii. They range from towering Rarotonga, the country's largest island, to the low oval islands of the south and the solitary atolls of the north.
COOK ISLANDS AT A GLANCE ISLAND POPULATION (2006) AREA in hectares Rarotonga 14,153 6,718 Aitutaki
After Tahiti, the Cook Islands is inexpensive, and the local tourist industry is efficient and competitive. It's a safe, quiet place to relax and you feel right at home. The local greeting is kia orana (may you live on).
The Cook Islands is the perfect destination for newlywed couples seeking an undiscovered paradise for that once in a lifetime honeymoon vacation.
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The Cook Islands is fifteen small islands (total land area 240km²), scattered over an area approaching the size of Western Europe, in the tropical South Pacific.
now the most well known Cook Islands bird, is the Rarotonga Flycatcher (Kākerōri), or Rarotonga Monarch. In 1885 a naturalist recorded that the flycatcher, which had formerly been abundant everywhere on the island, had undergone a serious decline and was almost extinct.
Cook Islands Conservation Service, with volunteers from New Zealand, and financial support from the New Zealand Government and the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
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Cook Islands and at its request. In recent times, the Cook Islands have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy.
1858 — The Cook Islands become united as a state, the Kingdom of Rarotonga. 1888 — Cook Islands are proclaimed a British protectorate and a single federal parliament is established. 1901 — The Cook Islands are annexed to New Zealand.
1965 — The Cook Islands become a self-governing territory in free association with New Zealand. Albert Henry, leader of the Cook Islands Party, is elected as the territory's first prime minister.
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Pacific includes the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu, as well as the overseas territories of French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, and Wallis and Futuna.