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    Cook Islands Geography - 1990

      Total area: 240 km2
      land area: 240 km2

      Comparative area: slightly less than 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 120 km

      Maritime claims:

      Continental shelf: 200 meters or edge of continental margin;

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; moderated by trade winds

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

      Natural resources: negligible

      Land use: 4% arable land; 22% permanent crops; 0% meadows and pastures; 0% forest and woodland; 74% other

      Environment: subject to typhoons from November to March

      Note: located 4,500 km south of Hawaii in the South Pacific Ocean

      NOTE: The information regarding Cook Islands on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cook Islands Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cook Islands Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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