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Flag of the Cook Islands

The flag of the Cook Islands, officially known as the Cook Islands Ensign, is based on the traditional design for former British colonies in the Pacific region. It is a blue ensign containing the Union Flag in the upper left, and on the right, fifteen stars in a ring. The Union Flag is symbolic of the nation's historic ties to the United Kingdom and to the Commonwealth of Nations. The stars stand for the fifteen islands that make up the Cook Islands (Tongareva, Rakahanga, Manihiki, Pukapuka, Nassau, Suwarrow, Palmerston, Aitutaki, Manuae, Takutea, Atiu, Mitiaro, Mauke, Rarotonga and Mangaia). The blue represents the ocean and the peaceful nature of the inhabitants.

From 1973 to 1979, the flag was green with the stars in yellow shifted towards the fly. The green colour represented the continuous growth and life of the islands; the yellow represented the faith, love, happiness, and commitment shown by the islanders. The circle represented the union of the islands and the union between the islanders and the land itself.

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The Cook Islands (Cook Islands Māori: Kūki 'Āirani) is a self-governing island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. It comprises 15 islands whose total land area is 240 km2. The Cook Islands' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers 1800000 km2 of ocean.

New Zealand is responsible for the Cook Islands' defence and foreign affairs, but they are exercised in consultation with the Cook Islands. In recent times, the Cook Islands have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy. Although Cook Islanders are citizens of New Zealand, they have the status of Cook Islands nationals, which is not given to other New Zealand citizens. The Cook Islands has been an active member of the Pacific Community since 1980.

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Flag of the Cook Islands (English)  Bandiera delle Isole Cook (Italiano)  Vlag van de Cookeilanden (Nederlands)  Drapeau des Îles Cook (Français)  Flagge der Cookinseln (Deutsch)  Bandeira das Ilhas Cook (Português)  Флаг Островов Кука (Русский)  Bandera de Islas Cook (Español)  Flaga Wysp Cooka (Polski)  库克群岛国旗 (中文)  Cooköarnas flagga (Svenska)  クック諸島の国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Островів Кука (Українська)  Национално знаме на Кук (Български)  쿡 제도의 기 (한국어)  Cookinsaarten lippu (Suomi)  Kuko Salų vėliava (Lietuvių)  Vlajka Cookových ostrovů (Česky)  Cook Adaları bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Кукових Острва (Српски / Srpski)  Cooki saarte lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Cookových ostrovov (Slovenčina)  A Cook-szigetek zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Cookovoga Otočja (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติหมู่เกาะคุก (ไทย)  Σημαία των Νήσων Κουκ (Ελληνικά)  Quốc kỳ Quần đảo Cook (Tiếng Việt) 
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