The Cook Islands is a nation in the South Pacific, with political links to New Zealand. Its 15 islands are scattered over a vast area. The largest island, Rarotonga, is home to rugged mountains and Avarua, the national capital. To the north, Aitutaki Island has a vast lagoon encircled by coral reefs and small, sandy islets. The country is renowned for its many snorkeling and scuba-diving sites.
Cook Islands Capital: Avarua
Cook Islands Ethnic groups : 81.3% Māori; 6.7% part-Māori; 11.9% other
Cook Islands Destinations: Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Atiu, Mangaia, Avarua, Arorangi, Arutanga, Matavera, Ngatangiia District, Takitumu District, Areora
Cook Islands Currencies: New Zealand dollar, Cook Islands dollar