Cook Islands: At a glance
Cook Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 236 sq km. 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.
How big is Cook Islands compared to Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha?
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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources:
The World Factbook.