Outline of the Cook Islands

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The Flag of the Cook Islands
The location of the Cook Islands
An enlargeable map of the Cook Islands

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Cook Islands:

The Cook Islands are a self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand.[1] The fifteen small islands in this South Pacific Ocean country have a total land area of 240 square kilometres (92.7 sq mi), but the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers 1.8 million square kilometres (0.7 million sq mi) of ocean.[2]

The main population centres are on the island of Rarotonga (c.10,000), where there is an international airport. There is also a much larger population of Cook Islanders in New Zealand, particularly the North Island; in the 2006 census, 58,008 self-identified as being of ethnic Cook Island Māori descent.[3]

With over 90,000 visitors travelling to the islands in 2006, tourism is the country's number one industry, and the leading element of the economy, far ahead of offshore banking, pearls, marine and fruit exports.

Defence is the responsibility of New Zealand, in consultation with the Cook Islands and at its request. In recent times, the Cook Islands have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy.

General reference[edit]

Geography of the Cook Islands[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Rarotonga

Environment of the Cook Islands[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Rarotonga

Natural geographic features of the Cook Islands[edit]

Regions of the Cook Islands[edit]

Main article: Regions of the Cook Islands

Ecoregions of the Cook Islands[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in the Cook Islands

Administrative divisions of the Cook Islands[edit]

None

Municipalities of the Cook Islands[edit]

Demography of the Cook Islands[edit]

Main article: Demographics of the Cook Islands

Government and politics of the Cook Islands[edit]

Main article: Government of the Cook Islands and Politics of the Cook Islands

Branches of the government of the Cook Islands[edit]

Executive branch of the government of the Cook Islands[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of the Cook Islands[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of the Cook Islands[edit]

Foreign relations of the Cook Islands[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The government of the Cook Islands is a member of:[1]

Law and order in the Cook Islands[edit]

Main article: Law of the Cook Islands

Military of the Cook Islands[edit]

Main article: Military of the Cook Islands

Local government in the Cook Islands[edit]

History of the Cook Islands[edit]

Main article: History of the Cook Islands, Timeline of the history of the Cook Islands, and Current events of the Cook Islands

Culture of the Cook Islands[edit]

Main article: Culture of the Cook Islands

Art in the Cook Islands[edit]

Sports in the Cook Islands[edit]

Main article: Sports in the Cook Islands

Economy and infrastructure of the Cook Islands[edit]

Main article: Economy of the Cook Islands

Education in the Cook Islands[edit]

Main article: Education in the Cook Islands

Infrastructure of the Cook Islands[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: Cook Islands

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cook Islands". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ A View from the Cook Islands SOPAC
  3. ^ "QuickStats About Culture and Identity - Pacific Peoples". 2006 Census. Statistics New Zealand. Archived from the original on 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of the Cook Islands