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    Cook Islands Geography - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/cook_islands/cook_islands_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location:
      Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand

      Geographic coordinates:
      21 14 S, 159 46 W

      Map references:
      Oceania

      Area:
      total: 240 sq km
      land: 240 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      1.3 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      Coastline:
      120 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 12 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin

      Climate:
      tropical; moderated by trade winds

      Terrain:
      low coral atolls in north; volcanic, hilly islands in south

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Te Manga 652 m

      Natural resources:
      NEGL

      Land use:
      arable land: 16.67%
      permanent crops: 8.33%
      other: 75% (2005)

      Irrigated land:
      NA

      Natural hazards:
      typhoons (November to March)

      Environment - current issues:
      NA

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Law of the Sea
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note:
      the northern Cook Islands are seven low-lying, sparsely populated, coral atolls; the southern Cook Islands consist of eight elevated, fertile, volcanic isles where most of the populace lives


      NOTE: The information regarding Cook Islands on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cook Islands Geography 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cook Islands Geography 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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