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Geography of Cook Islands

Cook Islands is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 236 km² (approx. 91 mi²). Continental shelf of Cook Islands is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Cook Islands is located in Oceania. Oceania is a region that comprises many of the islands found in the tropical Pacific Ocean. It is sometimes referred to as Oceanica. Countries in Oceania include, but are not limited to, New Zealand and The Solomon Islands. Cook Islands is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water.

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Cook Islands is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Cook Islands has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of Cook Islands is Avarua.

Elevation

The highest point of Cook Islands is Te Manga, with its official height being 652 m (2,139 ft). The lowest point of Cook Islands is Pacific Ocean. The elevation difference between the highest (Te Manga) and lowest (Pacific Ocean) points of Cook Islands is 652 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Cook Islands is 236 km² (approx. 91 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Cook Islands is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Cook Islands is approximately 236 km² (~91 mi²). Cook Islands is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

There are 40 km² of arable land in Cook Islands, and it comprises 17% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

As for natural resources, Cook Islands is known for its copra.