Where is Cook Islands?

Cook Islands, self-governing island country, located in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand.

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Location Map of Cook Islands

Where is Cook Islands
About Map: Map showing location of Cook Islands in the Oceania.

Where is Cook Islands Located?

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.

Places to see in Cook Islands:

Muri BeachTe Vara Nui VillagePukapukaSouthern Cook Islands
TapuaetaiOotu BeachManuaeAroa Beach
Punanga Nui MarketRakahangaTe Rua MangaAkaiami
AkituaTakuteaOne Foot IslandMuri Night Markets
MoturakauHighland ParadiseTitikaveka BeachNorthern Cook Islands
MaungapParadise CoveWigmore's WaterfallSokala Villas - Private Beachside

Facts about Cook Islands

Official NameCook Islands
Coordinates21.2367° S, 159.7777° W
Capital CityAvarua
Largest cityAvarua
Official LanguageEnglish, Cook Islands Māori
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
Area236.7 km2 (91.4 sq mi)
Population19,600
Ethnic GroupsMaori 87.7%, part Maori 5.8%, other 6.5%
LegislatureParliament
CurrencyNew Zealand dollar (NZD) Cook Islands dollar
Time ZoneUTC-10 (CKT)
ISO CodeCK
Calling Code682
Independence Day1992
ISO 3166 codeCK
Internet TLD.ck