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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Cook Islands

Cook Islands
Kūki 'Āirani
Anthem: Te Atua Mou E
(English: "God is Truth")
Location of the Cook Islands
Capital
and largest city
Avarua
21°12′S 159°46′W / 21.200°S 159.767°W / -21.200; -159.767
Official languages
Spoken languages
  • English (86.4%)
  • Cook Islands Māori (76.2%)
  • Other (8.3%)[1]
Ethnic groups
(2016 census[2])
Demonym(s)Cook Islander
GovernmentUnitary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Tom Marsters
Mark Brown
Tou Travel Ariki
LegislatureParliament
Associated state of New Zealand
4 August 1965
• UN recognition of independence in foreign relations
1992[3]
Area
• Total
236.7 km2 (91.4 sq mi) (unranked)
Population
• 2016 census
17,459[4] (223rd)
• Density
42/km2 (108.8/sq mi) (138th)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
US$384,000,000[5] (not ranked)
• Per capita
US$21,994 (not ranked)
CurrencyNew Zealand dollar (NZD)
Cook Islands dollar
(formerly)
Time zoneUTC-10 (CKT)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+682
ISO 3166 codeCK
Internet TLD.ck
  1. ^ As per the Te Reo Maori Act.

Cook Islands

The Cook Islands is a self-governing island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. It comprises 15 islands whose total land area is 240 square kilometres (93 sq mi). The Cook Islands' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers 1,960,027 square kilometres (756,771 sq mi) of ocean.