Southern Cook Islands

The Southern are a loose group of mostly volcanic, hilly islands and a few coral atolls.
Photo: Mr Bullitt, CC BY 2.5.

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is by far the most populated of the and is the capital. Photo: Robert Engberg, CC BY 2.0.

is an island in the Southern Cook Islands, a 45 minute flight from the capital island of . Photo: Pbsouthwood, Public domain.

is a coral atoll which includes five small island groups. Photo: NASA, Public domain.

is the most southerly of the and the second largest, after Rarotonga. Photo: NASA, Public domain.


is an island in Southern Cook Islands. It is the third largest, third most populous, and third most visited island in the Cook Island group. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is an island of the archipelago, lying in the central-southern Pacific Ocean. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

, the fourth island in the Cook Islands group, is of volcanic origin, standing in water 4500 m deep. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Southern Cook Islands

Latitude of center
-20° or 20° south
Longitude of center
-159° or 159° west
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Cebuano: Lower Cook Islands
  • Chinese: 南库克群岛
  • Czech: Jižní Cookovy ostrovy
  • English: Lower Cook Islands
  • Finnish: Eteläiset Cookinsaaret
  • French: Îles Cook du Sud
  • Italian: Isole Cook meridionali
  • Polish: Południowe Wyspy Cooka
  • Swedish: Lower Cook Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Lower Cook Group
  • Lower Group
  • Southern Group

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