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Where is Cook Islands
About Map: Map showing Location of Cook Islands in Oceania.
Where are Cook Islands located on the world map? The given Cook Islands location map shows that Cook Islands are located in the South Pacific Ocean.

Cook Islands map also shows that the region is a group of Islands which earlier were under the sovereignty of New Zealand but in the year 1992 it got its independence and most of the ministries now governed by local rulers.
However, defense and foreign affairs are the accountability of New Zealand, after consultation with the Cook Islands. In recent times, the Cook Islands have been gradually adopting an increasingly self-determining foreign policy and taking own decisions. Though Cook Islanders are the citizens of New Zealand; besides, they have the status of Cook Islands nationals, which is not available with all New Zealand citizens. Geographically, the Cook Islands are located in the South Pacific Ocean, exactly north-east of New Zealand and between French Polynesia and American Samoa. The country consists of about fifteen most important islands; which are divided into two separate groups: the Southern Cook Islands, and the Northern Cook Islands of coral atolls.

The main source of revenue of the country is tourism. The islands have mild climate and several picturesque landscapes that attract tourists across the world. Thousands of tourists from different part of the world visit these islands every year. The other source of county's income is offshore banking, pearls, marine, and fruit exports.

Official Name- Cook Islands
Capital City- Avarua
Official Language- English
Government- Constitutional Monarchy
Area- 240 km2
Population- 19,600
Ethnic Groups- Maori 87.7%, part Maori 5.8%, other 6.5%
Currency- New Zealand Dollar
Time Zone- UTC-10
ISO Code- CK
Calling Code- 682
Independence Day- 1992