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Cook Islands

Cook Islands Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative 1.3 times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places 1.3 times the size of Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 236.7 sq km 2008 207th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 19.29 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 82nd out of 224
Area > Total 236 sq km 2013 214th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 180th out of 246
Climate tropical oceanic; moderated by trade winds; a dry season from April to November and a more humid season from December to March 2013
Coastline 120 km 2014 159th out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point Te Manga 652 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 21 14 S, 159 46 W 2013
Geographic location Pacific Ocean , Polynesia 1974
Land area > Square miles 91 square miles 2013 86th out of 86
Location Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand 2013
Natural resources NEGL 2013
Terrain low coral atolls in north; volcanic, hilly islands in south 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of island countries (Sovereign states); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

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Cook Islands Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 8 Maritime claims 4
Land use 3
  • Cook Islands ranked first for forested land amongst Hot countries in 2000.
  • Cook Islands ranked 11 places from the bottom for area > total amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Cook Islands ranked 45 places from the bottom for area > water globally in 2013.