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Cook Islands
Kūki 'Āirani
FlagCoat of arms
Anthem: Te Atua Mou E
God is Truth
StatusArea of the Realm of New Zealand
and Associated State
Capital
and largest city
Avarua
21°12′S159°46′W / 21.200°S 159.767°W / -21.200; -159.767
Official languages
Spoken languages
Ethnic groups ([1] )
  • 87.7% Māori
  • 5.8% part-Māori
  • 6.5% other
DemonymCook Islander
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
 - MonarchElizabeth II
 - Queen's RepresentativeTom Marsters
 - Prime MinisterHenry Puna
LegislatureParliament
Associated state
 - Self-government in free association with New Zealand4 August 1965 
 - UN recognition of independence in foreign relations1992[2] 
Area
 - Total240 km2 (210th)
91 sq mi
Population
 - 2011[3] census14,974
 - Density42/km2 (124th)
111/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2005 estimate
 - Total$183.2 million (not ranked)
 - Per capita$9,100 (not ranked)
CurrencyNew Zealand dollar (NZD)
Cook Islands dollar
Time zoneCKT (UTC-10)
Drives on theleft
Calling code682
ISO 3166 codeCK
Internet TLD.ck

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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