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About Cook Islands in detail
Where is Cook Islands?
Cook Islands, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 21 12 S 159 46 W otherwise in Oceania, in Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand.
What is the capital city of Cook Islands?
The capital city of Cook Islands is: Avarua.
What is the time in Avarua?
It is 5 hours behind Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Avarua is: UTC-10.
What is the Internet code for Cook Islands?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Cook Islands is: .ck
What is the size of Cook Islands?
The territory of Cook Islands is total: 236 sq km; land: 236 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Cook Islands is 1.3 times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Cook Islands, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Cook Islands?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Cook Islands is covered by water (see below), and this includes 120 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Cook Islands?
The climate of Cook Islands is tropical oceanic: moderated by trade winds: a dry season from April to November and a more humid season from December to March.
Geographical data of Cook Islands
The elevation of Cook Islands; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: Te Manga 652 m.
The typical geographical details of Cook Islands include low coral atolls in north; volcanic, hilly islands in south.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Cook Islands is the northern Cook Islands are seven low-lying, sparsely populated, coral atolls; the southern Cook Islands, where most of the population lives, consist of eight elevated, fertile, volcanic isles, including the largest, Rarotonga, at 67 sq km.
Resources and land use of Cook Islands
The country’s main mined products are coconuts (copra). The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 8.4%; arable land 4.2%; permanent crops 4.2%; permanent pasture 0%; forest: 64.6%; other: 27% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Cook Islands
The number of inhabitants of Cook Islands is 9,556 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 74.5% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Cook Islands is concentrated in N/A.
Ethnicity in Cook Islands
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Cook Island Maori (Polynesian) 81.3%, part Cook Island Maori 6.7%, other 11.9% (2011 estimate).
Spoken languages in Cook Islands
The spoken languages in Cook Islands are the following: English (official language) 86.4%, Cook Islands Maori (Rarotongan) (official language) 76.2%, other 8.3%. Note: shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census (2011 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Cook Islands?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 62.8% (Cook Islands Christian Church 49.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 7.9%, Assemblies of God 3.7%, Apostolic Church 2.1%), Roman Catholic 17%, Mormon 4.4%, other 8%, none 5.6%, no response 2.2% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Cook Islands
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 21.61% (male 1,093 / female 972) 15-24 years: 17.2% (male 877 / female 767) 25-54 years: 38.08% (male 1,822 / female 1,817) 55-64 years: 11.34% (male 584 / female 500) 65 years and over: 11.76% (male 554 / female 570) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Cook Islands is -2.88% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Cook Islands the birth rate is 14.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 8.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Cook Islands the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Cook Islands, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Cook Islands are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 3.4% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Cook Islands
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Like many other South Pacific island nations, the Cook Islands' economic development is hindered by the isolation of the country from foreign markets, the limited size of domestic markets, lack of natural resources, periodic devastation from natural disas.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Cook Islands is $244.1 million (2010 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Cook Islands is 0.1% (2005 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Cook Islands this is $12,300 (2010 estimate) $9,100 (2005 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Cook Islands produces?
The main agricultural products of Cook Islands are copra, citrus, pineapples, tomatoes, beans, pawpaws, bananas, yams, taro, coffee; pigs, poultry.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are fruit processing, tourism, fishing, clothing, handicrafts. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on fruit processing, tourism, fishing, clothing, handicrafts.
Drinking water source in Cook Islands
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 99.9% of population, rural: 99.9% of population, total: 99.9% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0.1% of population, rural: 0.1% of population, total: 0.1% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Cook Islands
In Cook Islands, the average number of childbirth is 2.21 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Cook Islands
The average age of the population is total: 35.9 years; male: 35.3 years, female: 36.4 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Cook Islands it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Cook Islands is N/A. It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: N/A.
Is Cook Islands a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Cook Islands
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Cook Islands density of the hospital beds is N/A.
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Cook Islands the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Cook Islands the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Cook Islands is 50% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Cook Islands? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Cook Islands are typhoons (November to March).
More interesting facts about Cook Islands
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888. By 1900, administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965, residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand. The emigration of skilled workers to New Zealand, government deficits, and limited natural resources are of continuing concern.
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Cook Islands: none (became self-governing in free association with New Zealand on 4 August 1965 and has the right at any time to move to full independence by unilateral action).
The flag and other symbols of Cook Islands
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and a large circle of 15 white five-pointed stars (one for every island) centered in the outer half of the flag.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Cook Islands: a circle of 15, five-pointed, white stars on a blue field; national colors: blue, white.
Constitution of Cook Islands
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Cook Islands?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Cook Islands is common law similar to New Zealand common law.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Cook Islands, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Parliament, formerly the Legislative Assembly (24 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms); note - the House of Ariki, a 24-member parliamentary body of traditional leaders appointed by the Queen's representative serves as a consultative body to the Parliamentelections: last held on 9 July 2014 (next to be held by 2018)election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - CIP 13, Demo 8, One Cook Islands Movement 2, 1 undecided.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Cook Islands
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Cook Islands the labor force is 6,820 (2001). Please bear in mind that the population in Cook Islands is total: 13.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 16.3 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 10.4 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Cook Islands is 13.1% (2005).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Cook Islands, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Cook Islands the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Cook Islands, the people living under the poverty line is the lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Cook Islands
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Cook Islands is; revenues: $86.9 million, expenditures: $77.9 million (2010). Taxes and other revenues are 35.6% of GDP (2010 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Cook Islands is 1 April - 31 March.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Cook Islands
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 2.2% (2011 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: N/A.
Export/import partners and data of Cook Islands
Cook Islands, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Cook Islands is: $3.125 million (2011 estimate), $5.163 million (2010 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: copra, papayas, fresh and canned citrus fruit, coffee; fish; pearls and pearl shells; clothing.
The most important export partners of Cook Islands are the N/A.
The most important imported products are: foodstuffs, textiles, fuels, timber, capital goods, and the countries from where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in Cook Islands
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Cook Islands, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0.5% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Cook Islands, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Cook Islands; Telecom Cook Islands offers international direct dialing, Internet, email, fax, and Telexdomestic: individual islands are connected by a combination of satellite earth stations, microwave systems, and VHF and HF radiotelephone; within the islands, service is provided by small exchanges connected to subscribers by open-wire, cable, and fiber-optic cableinternational: country code - 682; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean).
Transport infrastructure in Cook Islands
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Cook Islands: 11 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Cook Islands: total: 320 km, paved: 33 km, unpaved: 287 km (2003).
The total length of the waterways in Cook Islands: N/A.
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Facts & data about Cook Islands
Name of the country: conventional long form: none, conventional short form: Cook Islands, etymology: named after Captain James COOK, the British explorer who visited the islands in 1773 and 1777.
|Abbrevation: Cook Islands||Geographic coordinates:
21 14 S, 159 46 W
|Country location: Oceania|
|Capital of Cook Islands: Avarua||GPS of the Capital:
21 12 S 159 46 W
|Position: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand|
|Land area: total: 236 sq km; land: 236 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: low coral atolls in north; volcanic, hilly islands in south
||Area comparative: 1.3 times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 9,556 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: -2.88% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.04 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.12 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.14 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.17 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.97 male(s) / female, total population: 1.07 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $3.125 million (2011 estimate), $5.163 million (2010 estimate)||Imports: $109.3 million (2011 estimate), $90.62 million (2010 estimate)||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: urban population: 74.5% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): N/A||Median age: total: 35.9 years; male: 35.3 years, female: 36.4 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 6,000. Percent of population: 61% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total: 7,200. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 61 (2009)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 7,800. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 66 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 13.1% (2005)||Nationality: Cook Islander(s) adjective: Cook Islander||National holidays: Constitution Day, first Monday in August (1965)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 75.8 years. Male: 73 years, female: 78.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.21 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 14.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: common law similar to New Zealand common law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: fruit processing, tourism, fishing, clothing, handicrafts||Industrial production growth rate: 1% (2002)||GDP real growth rate: 0.1% (2005 estimate)|
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