The World Factbook: Background: :: Named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888. By 1900, administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965, residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand. The emigration of skilled workers to New Zealand and government deficits are continuing problems. :: ...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: The Cook Islands (i/ˈkʊk ˈaɪləndz/; Cook Islands Māori: Kūki 'Āirani) is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. It comprises 15 small islands whose total land area is 240 square kilometres (92.7 sq mi). The Cook Islands' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), however, covers 1,800,000 square kilometres (690,000 sq mi) of ocean.
The Cook Islands' defence and foreign affairs are the responsibility of New Zealand, which is ex...read more [Source: Wikipedia]
Expertise (alphabetical order)
Official WebsitesCook Islands Ministry of Health...Te Aponga Uira - Powering the future...Cook Islands Meteorological Service...
Research CentresCook Islands Whale Research - Center for C...
Libraries and ArchivesCook Islands Campus Library of the Univers...Cook Islands National Library...National Archives of the Cook Islands...
Museum CollectionsAmerican Museum of Natural History...Australian Museum...Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum...
Health and Health ResearchCook Islands Ministry of Health...United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)...World Health Organization (WHO)...
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