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Travel to Cook Islands

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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Cook Islands

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC -10
  • Electricity: 240V 50Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellullar phone etc.)
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZ$)
  • Country Dialing Code: 682

Cook Islands

Location
Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand

Capital
Avarua

Population
21,388 (July 2006 est.)

Regions
none

Climate
tropical; moderated by trade winds

Ethnic groups
Cook Island Maori (Polynesian) 87.7%, part Cook Island Maori 5.8%, other 6.5% (2001 census

Religions
Cook Islands Christian Church 55.9%, Roman Catholic 16.8%, Seventh-Day Adventists 7.9%, Church of Latter Day Saints 3.8%, other Protestant 5.8%, other 4.2%, unspecified 2.6%, none 3% (2001 census)

Languages
English (official), Maori

Government type
self-governing parliamentary democracy

Background
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 and government deficits are continuing problems.

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