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Cook Islands


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1.8 million sq. km
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Land Area: 
240 s.q km
English, Maori
Energy Administration: 
Renewable Energy Development Division, Office of the Prime Minister
Country Climate: 
Cook Islands has a tropical oceanic climate with two seasons. The drier months are from April to November and the wetter, more humid months, are from December to March. During the latter season, Cook Islands can experience occasionally severe tropical storms and hurricanes. Easterly trade winds dominate with some seasonal variation.
Country Geography: 
Cook Islands consists of 15 small islands with a total land area of 240 km2 located half way between Hawaii and New Zealand. Over 88% of the land is concentrated in the southern group of the eight mostly elevated, fertile islands, where 90% of the populace lives. The northern Cook Islands are low-lying, sparsely populated, coral atolls. The country has 120 km of coastline. Arable land comprises 17% of the total and 13% is under permanent crops
Country Government: 
Self-governing in free association with New Zealand
Country Economy: 
The leading producers of income in Cook Islands are tourism, fishing, agriculture and financial services.
Country Max Height above Sea-level: 
652 m
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Country Main Boundaries: 
Cook Islands are mainly characterized by 2 groups namely the Northern and Southern groups. 9 islands are located in the Northern group and 9 in the southern group.
Country Location: 
Latitudes 9º –22º S and longitudes 157º –166º W
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