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Overview - Cook Islands

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Overview

Capital:
Avarua
Area:
236.7 km²
Population:
21,388 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):
English (official), Maori.
Religion(s):
Cook Islands Christian Church - 55.9%, Roman Catholic - 16.8%, Seventh-Day Adventists - 7.9%, Church of Latter Day Saints - 3.8%, other Protestant - 5.8%, others - 8.8%, none - 3%.
Ethnic Group(s):
Cook Island Maori (Polynesian) - 87.7%, part Cook Island Maori - 5.8%, others - 6.5%.