National Symbols of Cook Islands

Country information

Official name(s) Cook Islands
Alternative name(s) N/A
Regional location Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand
Country name etymology Named after Captain James Cook, who visited the islands in 1773 and 1777.
Climate Tropical oceanic; moderated by trade winds; a dry season from April to November and a more humid season from December to March
Terrain Low coral atolls in north; volcanic, hilly islands in south
Population 17,564
National Day 4 Aug 2022
Language(s) English, Cook Islands Maori
Religion Protestant
Country code +682
Literacy rate N/A
Currency New Zealand dollar
Capital city Avarua District
Domain(TLD) .ck
Ethnicity Cook Island Maori & Part-Maori
Head of government Premier
Nationality Cook Islanders
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 236.7 km2 (91.4 sq mi)
Timezone UTC-10 (CKT)
Average elevation 0 metres (0 ft)
Coastline 120 Km
Mains electricity 240 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Cook Islands

Flag map of Cook Islands

Motto of Cook Islands

No official motto

National animal of Cook Islands

The National animal of Cook Islands is Pacific fruit bats

National Animal of Cook Islands - Pacific fruit bats

National flower of Cook Islands

The National flower of Cook Islands is Gardenia. Botanical name is Tiare Maori.

National flower of Cook Islands - Gardenia

National bird of Cook Islands

The National bird of Cook Islands is Not Declared

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Cook Islanders Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

It may only be a small storm yet a successful outcome is imminent.

In this world I greet my oldest survivor — the earth.

Walk in the valley of our ancestors, learn of the history, and marvel at the beauty.

A little axe, when well used, brings lots of food.

Survival is the treasured goal.

Don’t lean on your fellow men — theirs is an ever moving support.

Let us keep close together, not far apart.

When one chief falls, another one rises.

Boast during the day; be humble at night.

Only the foolish visit the land of the cannibals.

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