Flag of Cook Islands

Flag of Cook Islands

The flag of the Cook Islands, which has been used since 1979, is composed of a dark blue leaf, Union Jack in the upper left part and fifteen white five-pointed stars arranged to the circle. Union Jack refers to the times of British protectorate, nowdays, Cook islands are loosely associated territory of New Zealand. Fifteen equally large stars represent the main islands of the archipelago and their equal status. White and blue are the colors of the Democratic Party, which has been in power since 1979. Officially, blue denotes Pacific Ocean and white stands for the peaceful nature of local population. Before 1979, green-yellow flag that reflected colors of the former ruling part was used.

Information about Cook Islands

Independent No
Country codes CK, COK (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Cook Islands
Capital city Avarua
Continent Oceania
Member of Pacific Community
Population 15 200 (2018)
Total area 236 km2
Highest point Te Manga on Rarotonga (652 m, 2 139 ft)
Lowest point South Pacific Ocean
Currency New Zealand dollar ($, NZD)
Calling code +682
Internet TLD .ck

The location of Cook Islands