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    Cook Islands Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/cook_islands/cook_islands_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand


      Geographic coordinates: 21 14 S, 159 46 W


      Map references: Oceania


      Area: total: 240 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 240 sq km


      Area - comparative: 1.3 times the size of Washington, DC


      Land boundaries: 0 km


      Coastline: 120 km


      Maritime claims: continental shelf: 200 NM or to the edge of the continental margin
      territorial sea: 12 NM
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM


      Climate: tropical; moderated by trade winds


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


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Te Manga 652 m


      Natural resources: NEGL


      Land use: arable land: 17.39%
      permanent crops: 13.04%
      other: 69.57% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: NA sq km


      Natural hazards: typhoons (November to March)


      Environment - current issues: NA


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Law of the Sea
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements


      Geography - note: the northern Cook Islands are seven low-lying, sparsely populated, coral atolls; the southern Cook Islands consist of eight elevated, fertile, volcanic isles where most of the populace lives


      NOTE: The information regarding Cook Islands on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cook Islands Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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