Flag of the Cook Islands (GIF)



The flag of the Cook Islands (Maori: Te pīwari o ngā Kuki Airani) is a blue ensign consisting of the Union Flag on the top left and fifteen white stars lined up in a circle on the right. The Union Flag is a symbol of the country's historical ties with the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. The fifteen stars represent the fifteen islands that make up the Cook Islands. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on August 4, 1979.

The blue shield in its coat of arms includes the stars on the flag. Behind the shield is a cross and a Rarotongan club, symbolizing Christianity and tradition. Above the shield is a traditional headdress of red feathers, and the shield is supported by a flying fish and a white tern.

The Cook Islands flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
The Cook Islands is a self-governing island country in the South Pacific Ocean that is in free association with New Zealand. Its capital is Avarua, and its population is about 17,000.

The waving flag of the Cook Islands with its coat of arms (unofficial)

The coat of arms of the Cook Islands on a waving white flag

The waving vertical flag of the Cook Islands (Animated GIF)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Avarua (pop. 13,000)
Other major cities:Amuri (300)
Official languages:English
Cook Islands Māori
Region:Polynesia
Ethnic groups:81.3% Māori
6.7% Part-Māori
11.9% Other
Religion:96% Christian
0.1% Muslim
0.1% Hindu
0.1% Buddhist
0.1% Folk Religion
0.1% Jew
3.2% Unaffiliated
Demonym:Cook Islander
Area:236.7 km²
(91.4 sq mi)
Population:17,000
Currency:New Zealand dollar
Cook Islands dollar


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of the Cook Islands (Maori: Te pīwari o ngā Kuki Airani), GIF

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