Cook Islands BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT -10 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|15°59'1"S / 159°12'10"W|
|CK / COK|
|English (official) 86.4%|
Cook Islands Maori (Rarotongan) (official) 76.2%
TYPE I AUSTRALIAN PLUG|
|Cook Islands banks list|
Cook Islands Introduction
The Cook Islands cover an area of 240 square kilometers and are located in the South Pacific, belonging to the Polynesian Islands. It is composed of 15 islands and reefs, distributed on the sea surface of 2 million square kilometers. It has a tropical rain forest climate with an average annual rainfall of 2000 mm. The 8 islands in the south are mountainous, fertile, rich in vegetables and tropical fruits. The highest altitude on the island is 652 meters. The Institute of Tropical Fruits and Trees and Nantai University are located on the hillside; the capital is located in the island’s 6 villages Varua, seven small islands dotted in the north, is relatively barren and prolific with corals. |
The Cook Islands are located in the South Pacific, a Polynesian archipelago. It is composed of 15 islands and reefs, distributed on the sea surface of 2 million square kilometers. It has a tropical rainforest climate with an average annual temperature of 24°C and an average annual rainfall of 2000 mm. The eight southern islands are mountainous, fertile and rich in vegetables and tropical fruits. The main island of Rarotonga has an airport for Boeing 747 aircraft to take off and land. The highest altitude on the island is 652 meters. The seven small islands dotted in the north are relatively barren and prolific with corals.
Maori live on the island for the world. In 1773, the British Captain Cook explored here and named it after "Cook". It became a British protectorate in 1888. It became a territory of New Zealand in June 1901. In 1964, a referendum was held under the supervision of the United Nations and the Constitution was passed. The Constitution came into effect on August 4, 1965. The library exercised complete internal autonomy, enjoyed complete legislative and executive powers, and had free contact with New Zealand. New Zealand was responsible for defense and diplomacy. Islanders are both British subjects and New Zealand citizens.
The population is 19,500 (December 2006). About 47,000 people live in New Zealand and about 10,000 people live in Australia. Cook Maori (Polynesian race) accounted for 92%, Europeans accounted for 3%. General Cook Islands Maori and English. 69% of residents believe in Protestant Christianity and 15% believe in Roman Catholicism.
The economy of the Cook Islands is dominated by tourism, agriculture (tropical fruits), fishing, black pearl farming and offshore finance. Tropical fruits are mainly grown in the southern micro atolls. The northern atolls mainly grow coconuts and fish. Tourism is a pillar industry of the economy, and its income accounts for about 40% of GDP. The main tourist spots are Rarotonga and Aitutaki. The industry includes fruit processing and small factories producing soap, perfume, and tourist T-shirts, as well as workshops that manufacture and process Cook Islands commemorative coins, stamps, shells and handicrafts for the tourism industry. The seabed manganese nodules are rich in resources, yet to be developed. The Cook Islands produces copra, bananas, oranges, pineapples, coffee, taro, mangoes and papaya. Raise pigs, goats and poultry, etc. The Cook Islands has 2 million square kilometers of sea area, rich in marine resources, and the black pearl breeding industry has developed rapidly.