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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Cook Islands

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Cook Islands is a New Zealand Self-Governing Territory, consisting of 15 Pacific islands: Aitutaki, Atiu, Manahiki, Mangaia, Manuae, Mauke, Mitiaro, Nassau Island, Palmerston, Penrhyn (Tongareva), Pukapuka Island, Rakahanga, Rarotonga, Suwarrow and Takutea.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Cook Islands - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

682

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

CK

Internet country code

CK

GRC Country Code

COO

Cook Islands - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 10th April 2021
   1,234.45

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Cook Islands - Date and time formats

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   Note: This section last updated 10th April 2021
   dd/mm/yyyy
   14:32

Cook Islands - Languages

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The national language is English External, spoken by about 700 people. There are 600 speakers of Penrhyn External on Penrhyn Island; 700 speakers of Pukapuka, mainly on Pukapuka Island; about 2 500 speakers of Rakahanga-Manihiki External on the islands with the same names; and almost 17 000 speakers of Rarotongan External, spread throughout the islands, some as a second language.

Cook Islands - Example address formats

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Most postal deliveries are to post office boxes. The final line is the island name rather than a settlement name.

   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Cook Islands - Postal codes

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Cook Islands uses no postal code system.

Cook Islands - Postal code format graphic

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Cook Islands - Postal code format

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Cook Islands - Postal code specifics

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Cook Islands - Postal code regular expression

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Cook Islands - Postal code level of coverage

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Cook Islands - Postal code map

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Place names in Cook Islands

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   Note: This section last updated 16th June 2014

Refer to Exonyms in Cook Islands for full lists of place names in Cook Islands in other languages.

   Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Cook Islands - Administrative districts

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   Note: This section last updated 10th June 2020

Each inhabited outer island except Nassau and Suwarrow (governed from Pukapuka) have an island council. Nassau also has an island committee. Uninhabited Manuae is governed from Aitutaki and Takutea from Atiu. At a lower level, villages may have committees

Administrative districts graphic

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Telephone numbers in Cook Islands

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Cook Island telephone numbers have no area codes. Subscriber numbers have 5 digits. Mobile number commence with 5 or 7.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

Properties with value Cook Islands


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