Capital: Avarua

Population: 13,239 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Official Languages: English, Cook Islands Maori (Rarotongan)

Unofficial Languages: Other minority languages

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Cook Island Maori (Polynesian), and others

Largest Cities: Avarua, Amuri

Main Sport: Rugby

Political System: Self-Governing Parliamentary Democracy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1-2)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter (March 27-28)

ANZAC Day (April 25) 

Queen’s Birthday (June 6)

Ra o te Ui Ariki (July 1)

Constitution Day (August 4)

Cook Islands Gospel Day (October 26)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)

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