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Coordinates : 21°14′S 159°46′W / 21.233°S 159.767°W / -21.233; -159.767

Cook Islands _Kūki 'Āirani_ ( Cook Islands Maori)

_ Flag Coat of arms

ANTHEM: Te Atua Mou E
Te Atua Mou E
_ _God is Truth_

STATUS Area of the Realm of New Zealand
New Zealand
and Associated State

Capital and largest city Avarua
Avarua
21°12′S 159°46′W / 21.200°S 159.767°W / -21.200; -159.767

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

* English * Cook Islands Māori

SPOKEN LANGUAGES

* English language
English language
(86.4%) * Maori (76.2%) * other (8.3%)

ETHNIC GROUPS (2011 )

* 81.3% Māori * 6.7% part-Māori * 11.9% other

DEMONYM Cook Islander

GOVERNMENT Constitutional monarchy
Constitutional monarchy

• MONARCH Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II

• QUEEN\\'S REPRESENTATIVE Tom Marsters
Tom Marsters

• PRIME MINISTER Henry Puna
Henry Puna

LEGISLATURE Parliament

ASSOCIATED STATE

• SELF-GOVERNMENT IN FREE ASSOCIATION WITH NEW ZEALAND 4 August 1965

• UN RECOGNITION OF INDEPENDENCE IN FOREIGN RELATIONS 1992

AREA

• TOTAL 240 km2 (93 sq mi) (210th )

POPULATION

• 2016 ESTIMATE 21,000

• 2011 CENSUS 14,974

• DENSITY 42/km2 (108.8/sq mi) (124th )

GDP (PPP ) 2014 estimate

• TOTAL $311 million (not ranked )

• PER CAPITA $15,002.5 (not ranked )

CURRENCY New Zealand
New Zealand
dollar (NZD ) Cook Islands dollar
Cook Islands dollar

TIME ZONE CKT (UTC -10)

DRIVES ON THE left

CALLING CODE +682

ISO 3166CODE CK

INTERNET TLD .ck

The COOK ISLANDS (/ˈkʊk ˈaɪləndz/ (_ listen ); Cook Islands Māori : Kūki 'Āirani_) is a self-governing island country in the South Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
in free association with New Zealand
New Zealand
. It comprises 15 islands whose total land area is 240 square kilometres (92.7 sq mi). The Cook Islands' Exclusive Economic Zone
Exclusive Economic Zone
(EEZ), however, covers 1,800,000 square kilometres (690,000 sq mi) of ocean.

The Cook Islands' defence and foreign affairs are the responsibility of New Zealand, but they are exercised in consultation with the Cook Islands. In recent times, the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy. Although Cook Islandersare citizens of New Zealand
New Zealand
, they have the status of Cook Islands nationals, which is not given to other New Zealand
New Zealand
citizens.

The Cook Islands' main population centres are on the island of Rarotonga
Rarotonga
(10,572 in 2011), where there is an international airport. There is a larger population of Cook Islandersin New Zealand, particularly the North Island
North Island
. In the 2006 census, 58,008 self-identified as being of ethnic Cook Islands Māoridescent.

With about 100,000 visitors travelling to the islands in the 2010–11 financial year, tourism is the country's main industry, and the leading element of the economy , ahead of offshore banking , pearls, and marine and fruit exports.

CONTENTS

* 1 Geography * 2 History

* 3 Politics and foreign relations

* 3.1 Human rights

* 4 Administrative subdivisions * 5 Demographics * 6 Economy

* 7 Culture

* 7.1 Language * 7.2 Music * 7.3 Public holidays

* 7.4 Art

* 7.4.1 Carving * 7.4.2 Weaving
Weaving
* 7.4.3 Tivaevae
Tivaevae
* 7.4.4 Contemporary art

* 8 Wildlife * 9 Sport * 10 See also * 11 References * 12 Further reading * 13 External links

GEOGRAPHY

Main article: Geography of the Cook Islands

The Cook Islands
Cook Islands
are in the South Pacific Ocean, northeast of New Zealand, between French Polynesia
French Polynesia
and American Samoa
American Samoa
. There are 15 major islands spread over 2,200,000 km2 (849,425 sq mi) of ocean, divided into two distinct groups: the Southern Cook Islands
Cook Islands
and the Northern Cook Islands
Cook Islands
of coral atolls .

The islands were formed by volcanic activity; the northern group is older and consists of six atolls, which are sunken volcanoes topped by coral growth. The climate is moderate to tropical. Tapuaetai(One Foot Island) in the southern part of Aitutaki
Aitutaki
Atoll
Atoll

The Cook Islands
Cook Islands
consist of 15 islands and two reefs.

GROUP ISLAND AREA KM² POPULATION 2011

Northern Penrhyn 10 213

Northern Rakahanga
Rakahanga
4 77

Northern Manihiki
Manihiki
5 238

Northern Pukapuka
Pukapuka
1 451

Northern Tema Reef(submerged) 0 0

Northern Nassau 1 73

Northern Suwarrow 0 2

Southern Palmerston 2 60

Southern Aitutaki
Aitutaki
18 1,771

Southern Manuae 6 0

Southern Takutea
Takutea
1 0

Southern Mitiaro 22 189

Southern Atiu 27 468

Southern Mauke 18 300

Southern Winslow Reef (submerged) 0 0

Southern Rarotonga
Rarotonga
67 10,572

Southern Mangaia
Mangaia
52 562

TOTAL TOTAL 237 14,976

The table is ordered from north to south. Population figures from the 2011 census. Map of the Cook Islands.

HISTORY

Main article: History of the Cook Islands Beach on Rarotonga
Rarotonga

The Cook Islands
Cook Islands
were first settled in the 6th century by Polynesian people who migrated from Tahiti
Tahiti
, an island 1,154 kilometres (717 mi) to the northeast.

Spanish ships visited the islands in the 16th century; the first written record of contact with the islands came in 1595 with the sighting of Pukapuka
Pukapuka
by Spanish sailor Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, who called it _San Bernardo_ (Saint Bernard). Pedro Fernandes de Queirós , a Portuguese captain working for the Spanish crown , made the first recorded European landing in the islands when he set foot on Rakahanga
Rakahanga
in 1606, calling it _Gente Hermosa_ (Beautiful People).

British navigator Captain James Cook
James Cook
arrived in 1773 and 1777 and named the island of Manuae _Hervey Island_. Later, the name _Hervey Islands_ came to be applied to the entire southern group; the name "Cook Islands", in honour of Cook, first appeared on a Russian naval chart published in the 1820s.

In 1813 John Williams , a missionary on the _Endeavour_ (not the same ship as Cook's) made the first recorded sighting of Rarotonga
Rarotonga
. The first recorded landing on Rarotonga
Rarotonga
by Europeans was in 1814 by the _Cumberland_; trouble broke out between the sailors and the Islanders and many were killed on both sides. The islands saw no more Europeans until missionaries arrived from England in 1821. Christianity quickly took hold in the culture and many islanders continue to be Christian believers today. Governor-General Lord Ranfurly
Lord Ranfurly
reading the annexation proclamation to Queen Makea on 7 October 1900.

The Cook Islands
Cook Islands
became a British protectorate in 1888, due largely to community fears that France
France
might occupy the territory as it had Tahiti. On 6 September 1900, the leading islanders presented a petition asking that the islands (including Niue
Niue
"if possible") should be annexed as British territory. On 8–9 October 1900 seven instruments of cession of Rarotonga
Rarotonga
and other islands were signed by their chiefs and people; and by a British Proclamation issued at the same time the cessions were accepted, the islands being declared parts of Her Britannic Majesty's dominions. These instruments did not include Aitutaki
Aitutaki
. It appears that, though the inhabitants regarded themselves as British subjects, the Crown's title was uncertain, and the island was formally annexed by Proclamation dated 9 October 1900. The islands were included within the boundaries of the Colony of New Zealand in 1901 by Order in Council under the Colonial Boundaries Act, 1895 of the United Kingdom. The boundary change became effective on 11 June 1901 and the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
have had a formal relationship with New Zealand
New Zealand
ever since.

When the British Nationality and New Zealand
New Zealand
Citizenship Act 1948 came into effect on 1 January 1949, Cook Islanderswho were British subjects gained New Zealand
New Zealand
citizenship . The country remained a New Zealand dependent territory until 1965, when the New Zealand Government decided to offer self-governing status to its colony. In that year, Albert Henry of the Cook Islands Partywas elected as the first Premier. Henry led the country until he was accused of vote-rigging. He was succeeded in 1978 by Tom Davis of the Democratic Party .

POLITICS AND FOREIGN RELATIONS

Main articles: Politics of the Cook Islands
Politics of the Cook Islands
and Foreign relations of the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
The parliament building of the Cook Islands, formerly a hotel. Prime Minister Henry Puna
Henry Puna
with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
, 31 August 2012

The Cook Islands
Cook Islands
is a representative democracy with a parliamentary system in an associated state relationship with New Zealand. Executive power is exercised by the government, with the Chief Minister as head of government . Legislative power
Legislative power
is vested in both the government and the Parliament of the Cook Islands
Parliament of the Cook Islands
. There is a pluriform multi-party system. The Judiciary
Judiciary
is independent of the executive and the legislature. The head of state is the Queen of New Zealand
New Zealand
, who is represented in the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
by the Queen\'s Representative .

The islands are self-governing in "free association" with New Zealand. New Zealand
New Zealand
retains primary responsibility for external affairs, with consultation with the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
government. Cook Islands nationals are citizens of New Zealand
New Zealand
and can receive New Zealand government services, but the reverse is not true; New Zealand citizens are not Cook Islands
Cook Islands
nationals. Despite this, as of 2014 , the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
had diplomatic relations in its own name with 43 other countries. The Cook Islands
Cook Islands
is not a United Nations
United Nations
member state, but, along with Niue
Niue
, has had their "full treaty-making capacity" recognised by United Nations Secretariat
United Nations Secretariat
, and is a full member of the WHO
WHO
and UNESCO
UNESCO
UN specialised agencies , is an associate member of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ( UNESCAP) and a Member of the Assembly of States of the International Criminal Court .

On 11 June 1980, the United States
United States
signed a treaty with the Cook Islands specifying the maritime border between the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
and American Samoa
American Samoa
and also relinquishing any American claims to Penrhyn , Pukapuka
Pukapuka
, Manihiki
Manihiki
, and Rakahanga
Rakahanga
. In 1990 the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
and France
France
signed a treaty that delimited the boundary between the Cook Islands and French Polynesia
French Polynesia
. As competition between the US and China
China
heated up in the South China Sea
South China Sea
and other areas closer to the mainland, the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
began to feel the results. In late August 2012, for instance, United States Secretary of State
United States Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton visited the islands.

HUMAN RIGHTS

See also: Human rights in the Cook Islandsand LGBT rights in the Cook Islands
Cook Islands

Male homosexuality is illegal in the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
and is punishable by a maximum term of seven years imprisonment.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUBDIVISIONS

There are island councils on all of the inhabited outer islands (Outer Islands Local Government Act 1987 with amendments up to 2004, and Palmerston IslandLocal Government Act 1993) except Nassau , which is governed by Pukapuka
Pukapuka
( Suwarrow, with only one caretaker living on the island, also governed by Pukapuka, is not counted with the inhabited islands in this context). Each council is headed by a mayor. Aerial view of Penrhyn The Ten Outer Islands Councils are

Aitutaki
Aitutaki
(including uninhabited Manuae )

Atiu(including uninhabited Takutea
Takutea
)

Mangaia
Mangaia

Manihiki
Manihiki

Ma\'uke

Mitiaro

Palmerston

Penrhyn

Pukapuka
Pukapuka
(including Nassau and Suwarrow)

Rakahanga
Rakahanga

Districts of Rarotonga
Rarotonga

The three _Vaka_ councils of Rarotonga
Rarotonga
established in 1997 (_ Rarotonga
Rarotonga
Local Government Act 1997_), also headed by mayors, were abolished in February 2008, despite much controversy. The three Vaka councils on Rarotonga
Rarotonga
were:

Te-Au-O- Tonga
Tonga
(equivalent to Avarua
Avarua
, the capital of the Cook Islands)

Puaikura Arorangi

Takitumu Matavera, Ngatangiia, Takitumu

On the lowest level, there are village committees. Nassau , which is governed by Pukapuka
Pukapuka
, has an island committee (Nassau Island Committee), which advises the Pukapuka
Pukapuka
Island Council on matters concerning its own island.

DEMOGRAPHICS

POPULATION PYRAMID 2011

% Males Age Females %

0

85+

0

0.5

80–84

0.6

0.7

75–79

0.9

1.4

70–74

1.4

1.9

65–69

1.8

2.2

60–64

2

2.4

55–59

2.4

3

50–54

3

3.6

45–49

3.6

3.4

40–44

3.6

3.1

35–39

3.6

3

30–34

3.3

3.3

25–29

3.8

3.4

20–24

3.7

4.3

15–19

4.1

4.5

10–14

4

4.3

5–9

4.3

4.5

0–4

4.4

BIRTHS AND DEATHS

YEAR POPULATION LIVE BIRTHS DEATHS NATURAL INCREASE CRUDE BIRTH RATE CRUDE DEATH RATE RATE OF NATURAL INCREASE TFR

2009

284 72 212 12.6 3.2 9.4

2010

286 92 194 12.1 3.9 8.2

2011 14 974 262 72 190 13.6 3.7 9.8

2012

259 104 155 13.3 5.3 7.9

2013

256 115 141 13.8 6.2 7.6

ECONOMY

Main article: Economy of the Cook Islands

The economy is strongly affected by geography. It is isolated from foreign markets, and has some inadequate infrastructure; it lacks major natural resources, has limited manufacturing and suffers moderately from natural disasters. Tourism provides the economic base which makes up approximately 67.5% of GDP. Additionally, the economy is supported by foreign aid, largely from New Zealand. The Peoples' Republic of China
China
has also contributed foreign aid which has resulted in, among other projects, the Police Headquarters building. The Cook Islands is expanding its agriculture, mining and fishing sectors, with varying success.

Since approximately 1989, the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
have become a location specialising in so-called asset protection trusts , by which investors shelter assets from the reach of creditors and legal authorities. According to _The New York Times_, the Cooks have "laws devised to protect foreigners' assets from legal claims in their home countries" which were apparently crafted specifically to thwart the long arm of American justice; creditors must travel to the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
and argue their cases under Cooks law, often at prohibitive expense. Unlike other foreign jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
, the Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
and Switzerland
Switzerland
, the Cooks "generally disregard foreign court orders" and do not require that bank accounts, real estate, or other assets protected from scrutiny (it is illegal to disclose names or any information about Cooks trusts) be physically located within the archipelago. Taxes on trusts and trust employees account for some 8% of the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
economy, behind tourism but ahead of fishing.

In recent years, the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
has gained a reputation as a debtor paradise, through the enactment of legislation which permits debtors to shield their property from the claims of creditors.

CULTURE

Main article: Culture of the Cook Islands Float parade during the annual Maeva Nui celebrations.

LANGUAGE

The languages of the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
include English, Cook Islands Māori , or "Rarotongan," and Pukapukan. Dialects of Cook Islands Maori include Penrhyn ; Rakahanga- Manihiki
Manihiki
; the Ngaputoru dialect of Atiu, Mitiaro, and Mauke; the Aitutaki
Aitutaki
dialect; and the Mangaian dialect. Cook Islands Maoriand its dialectic variants are closely related to both Tahitian and to New Zealand
New Zealand
Māori . Pukapukanis considered closely related to the Samoan language. English and Cook Islands Maori are official languages of the Cook Islands.

MUSIC

Main article: Music of the Cook Islands

Music in the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
is varied, with Christian songs being quite popular, but traditional dancing and songs in Polynesian languages remain popular. Confiscation and destruction of idol gods by European missionaries in Rarotonga, 1837 The Cook Islands Christian Church

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Holidays DATE NAME

1 January New Year's Day

2 January Day after New Year's Day

The Friday before Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday
14 April 2017 Good Friday
Good Friday

The day after Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday
17 April 2017 Easter Monday
Easter Monday

25 April ANZAC Day
ANZAC Day

The first Monday in June 5 June 2017 Queen\'s Birthday

During July Rarotonga
Rarotonga
Gospel Day

4 August Constitution Day(_Te Maevea Nui Celebrations_)

26 October Gospel Day

25 December Christmas

26 December Boxing Day
Boxing Day

ART

Main article: Art of the Cook Islands

Carving

This wooden late eighteenth or early nineteenth century carved figure escaped emasculation. Only one other comparable example is known apart from this one in the British Museum
British Museum
.

Woodcarvingis a common art form in the Cook Islands. The proximity of islands in the southern group helped produce a homogeneous style of carving but which had special developments in each island. Rarotonga is known for its fisherman's gods and staff-gods, Atiufor its wooden seats, Mitiaro, Maukeand Atiufor mace and slab gods and Mangaia
Mangaia
for its ceremonial adzes. Most of the original wood carvings were either spirited away by early European collectors or were burned in large numbers by missionaries. Today, carving is no longer the major art form with the same spiritual and cultural emphasis given to it by the Maori in New Zealand. However, there are continual efforts to interest young people in their heritage and some good work is being turned out under the guidance of older carvers. Atiu, in particular, has a strong tradition of crafts both in carving and local fibre arts such as tapa. Mangaia
Mangaia
is the source of many fine adzes carved in a distinctive, idiosyncratic style with the so-called double-k design. Mangaia
Mangaia
also produces food pounders carved from the heavy calcite found in its extensive limestone caves.

Weaving

The outer islands produce traditional weaving of mats, basketware and hats. Particularly fine examples of rito hats are worn by women to church. They are made from the uncurled immature fibre of the coconut palm and are of very high quality. The Polynesian equivalent of Panama hats, they are highly valued and are keenly sought by Polynesian visitors from Tahiti. Often, they are decorated with hatbands made of minuscule pupu shells which are painted and stitched on by hand. Although pupu are found on other islands the collection and use of them in decorative work has become a speciality of Mangaia. The weaving of rito is a speciality of the northern island of Penrhyn.

Tivaevae

A major art form in the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
is tivaevae . This is, in essence, the art of handmade Island scenery patchwork quilts. Introduced by the wives of missionaries in the 19th century, the craft grew into a communal activity and is probably one of the main reasons for its popularity.

Contemporary Art

The Cook Islands
Cook Islands
has produced internationally recognised contemporary artists, especially in the main island of Rarotonga. Artists include painter (and photographer) Mahiriki Tangaroa, sculptors Eruera (Ted) Nia (originally a film maker) and master carver Mike Tavioni, painter (and Polynesian tattoo enthusiast) Upoko'ina Ian George, Aitutakian-born painter Tim Manavaroa Buchanan, Loretta Reynolds, Judith Kunzlé, Joan Rolls Gragg, Kay George (who is also known for her fabric designs), Apii Rongo, Varu Samuel, and multi-media, installation and community-project artist Ani O\'Neill , all of whom currently live on the main island of Rarotonga. Atiuan-based Andrea Eimke is an artist who works in the medium of tapa and other textiles, and also co-authored the book 'Tivaivai – The Social Fabric of the Cook Islands' with British academic Susanne Kuechler. Many of these artists have studied at university art schools in New Zealand
New Zealand
and continue to enjoy close links with the New Zealand
New Zealand
art scene.

New Zealand-based Cook Islander artists include Michel Tuffery, print-maker David Teata, Richard Shortland Cooper, Sylvia Marsters and Jim Vivieaere.

On Rarotonga, the main commercial galleries are Beachcomber Contemporary Art (Taputapuatea, Avarua) run by Ben ">_ Tiare māori _, the national flower of the Cook Islands
Cook Islands

* The national flower of the Cook Islands
Cook Islands
is the _Tiare māori _ or _Tiale māoli _ (Penrhyn, Nassau, Pukapuka). * The Cook Islands
Cook Islands
have a large non-native population of _Kiore toka_ ( Ship rat). and Polynesian rat. The rats have dramatically reduced the bird population on the islands. * In April 2007, 27 Kuhl\'s lorikeet were re-introduced to Atiufrom Rimatara. Fossil and oral traditions indicate that the species was formerly on at least five islands of the southern group. Excessive exploitation for its red feathers is the most likely reason for the species's extinction in the Cook Islands.

SPORT

Main article: Sport in the Cook Islands See also: Cricket
Cricket
in Oceania § Cook Islands
Cook Islands
See also: Netball in the Cook Islands See also: Rugby league in the Cook Islands

Rugby league
Rugby league
is the most popular sport in the Cook Islands. Rugby union, Association football (soccer), netball , and cricket are also popular.

SEE ALSO

* * * Demographics of the Cook Islands * Index of Cook Islands-related articles * List of Cook Islanders * List of islands * Outline of the Cook Islands

* Geography portal * Oceania
Oceania
portal * Commonwealth realms portal * New Zealand
New Zealand
portal * United Nations
United Nations
portal

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