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Cook Islands

Cook Islands Background Stats

Named after person:

Captain James Cook

Definitions

  • Dependency status: Status.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Dependency status Self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand . It shares a head of state with New Zealand as well as having shared citizenship , but is independent in its international affairs. 2014
Land border length 0.0 2014 175th out of 200
Overview

The 15 volcanic islands and coral atolls of the Cook Islands are scattered over 770,000 square miles of the South Pacific, between American Samoa to the west and French Polynesia to the east.

A former British protectorate, the territory is a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand.

Its economy centres on tourism; the territory's natural assets include fine beaches and volcanic mountains.


Full Article
2013

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of sovereign states and dependent territories by continent (Africa); Wikipedia: List of countries and territories by land borders (Land borders) (Note: land border lengths will vary depending on the scale by which they are measured, and therefore these figures without a source accompanied by an explanation of how they were measured and at what scale makes comparisons impossible; for more information see coastline paradox .); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

Citation

"Cook Islands Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Cook-Islands/Background