Country Fast Facts:Cook Islands
































Cook Islands



























(CBS)

Named after Captain Cook, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888.



By 1900, administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965, residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand.



The emigration of skilled workers to New Zealand and government deficits are continuing problems.



Source: CIA World Fact Book

















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