Cook Islands

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Group of 15 small, widely scattered South Pacific tropical islands, self-governing in free-association with New Zealand, located roughly 1,800 miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island. While the two furthermost Cook Islands are separated by more than 1,000 miles, the total Cook Islands landmass is just 93 square miles. The seven islands to the north are primarily coral atolls, with reef pas...

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