Country: Cook Islands

Population: 21,750

Capital: Avarua

Time Zone: UTC-10

Currency Name: NZ dollar (NZD)

Government Type: Self-governing parliamentary democracy

Languages: English (official), Maori

Ethnic Breakdown: Cook Island Maori (Polynesian) 87.7%, part Cook Island Maori 5.8%, other 6.5%

Religion: Cook Islands Christian Church 55.9%, Roman Catholic 16.8%, Seventh-Day Adventists 7.9%, Church of Latter Day Saints 3.8%, other Protestant 5.8%, other 4.2%, unspecified 2.6%, none 3%

Major Cities: Avarua

Phone Country Code: 682

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: Christmas/New Year

Voltage: 240 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: I

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The Cook Islands are a self-governing parliamentary democracy with free association with New Zealand.