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nombre: Avarua
coordenadas geográficas: 21 12 S, 159 46 W
diferencia de tiempo: UTC-10 (5 hours behind Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
etymology: translates as "two harbors" in Maori
División administrativa
none (became self-governing in free association with New Zealand on 4 Agosto 1965 with the right at any time to move to full independence by unilateral action)
Feriado nacional
Constitution Day, the first Monday in Agosto (1965)
history: 4 Agosto 1965 (Cook Islands Constitution Act 1964)
amendments: proposed by Parliament; passage requires at least two-thirds majority vote by the Parliament membership in each of several readings and assent of the chief of state’s representative; passage of amendments relating to the chief of state also requires two-thirds majority approval in a referendum; modificada many times, last in 2004 (2019)
18 años de edad; universal
Poder Executivo
jefe de estado: Queen ELIZABETH II (desde 6 February 1952); represented by Tom J. MARSTERS (desde 9 August 2013); New Zealand High Commissioner Peter MARSHALL (desde 10 January 2017)
jefe de gobierno: Prime Minister Henry PUNA (desde 30 November 2010)
cabinet: Cabinet chosen by the prime minister
elections/appointments: the monarchy is hereditary; UK representative appointed by the monarch; New Zealand high commissioner appointed by the New Zealand Government; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or majority coalition usually becomes prime minister

Fuente: CIA World Factbook
A menos que sea indicado, toda la información en esta página es correcta hasta Diciembre 31, 2019