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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga

Rarotonga is the largest of the Cook Islands, a nation of 15 islands in the central South Pacific. Volcanic peaks, ridges and rainforest dominate its interior
Photo by Bill Fairs

COOK ISLANDS

Oceania

COOK ISLANDS

Oceania

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Key facts

Capital: Avarua

Location: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand

Government: none

Currency: NZ dollars (NZD)

Area: 236 sq km

Population: 8,327 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: English (official) 86.4%, Cook Islands Maori (Rarotongan) (official) 76.2%, other 8.3% (2011 est.)

Religion: 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%, Church of Jesus Christ 4.4%, other 8%, none 5.6%, no response 2.2% (2011 est.)

TimeZone: UTC-10

Tel Code: +682

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