Cook Islands

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The Cook Islands are a group of 15 Islands in the South Pacific. They are located northeast of New Zealand, between French Polynesia and American Samoa. The capital city is Avarua, on the island of Rarotonga. The Cook Islands are self-governing but have a free association with New Zealand.

The Cook Islands are a popular tourist destination for New Zealanders and Australians. The main reasons to visit the Cook Islands are for the beaches, the lagoons, and the culture.

The food in the Cook Islands is a mix of Polynesian, European, and Chinese influences. Popular dishes include umukai (a Polynesian dish of baked fish and vegetables), rukau (a dish of taro leaves and coconut milk), and curry.

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