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Avarua in the region of Cook Islands (general) with its 13,373 inhabitants is a town in Cook Islands and is the capital of this country.

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Current time in Avarua is now 02:11 AM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Pacific/Rarotonga " with a UTC offset of -10 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: and . Since you are here already, make sure to check out . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Avarua ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


A famous cook islands dancer

3:01 min by winwolt
Views: 11760 Rating: 5.00

An island night at clubbana in April 2010 It was WONDERFUL! I guess she's the same girl ..

Cook Islands Holiday Guide - 2012 Dancers of the Year Mere & Teariki

4:56 min by Jesse Evans
Views: 10843 Rating: 4.93

2012 dancers of the year Mere Darling (Taio) and Teariki Mateariki perform at the Punanga Nui Market (Wednesady 2nd May 2012). The market is now open on Wednesdays for trading, with farmers especially ..

Polynesia By Design - Rarotonga

3:23 min by PolynesiaByDesign
Views: 8200 Rating: 5.00 A video showcasing some of the huge range of products offered by the Rarotongan company Polynesia By Design. There is plenty more on our website! ..

Cook Islands Break

5:36 min by bomax1066
Views: 5567 Rating: 5.00

A week in Raratonga ..

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Interesting facts about this location


Avarua (meaning "Two Harbors" in Cook Islands Māori) is a town and district in the north of the island of Rarotonga, and is the national capital of the Cook Islands. The town is served by Rarotonga International Airport and Avatiu Harbour. The population of Avarua District is 5,445.

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Located at -21.20 -159.77 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Capitals in Oceania, Districts of the Cook Islands, Populated places in the Cook Islands, Rarotonga


Avatiu is a settlement on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. It is located on the north coast to the west of the capital Avarua.

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Located at -21.20 -159.78 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Populated places in the Cook Islands, Rarotonga

Geography of the Cook Islands

The Cook Islands can be divided into two groups: the Southern Cook Islands and the Northern Cook Islands.

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Located at -21.23 -159.77 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
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Rarotonga is the most populous island of the Cook Islands, with a population of 13,095, out of the country's total population of 17,794. The Cook Islands' Parliament buildings and international airport are on Rarotonga. Because it is the most populous island, Cook Islanders may often be referred to as Rarotongan, but they may come from one of the other 14 islands in the group, such as Aitutaki or Mangaia. Rarotonga is a very popular tourist destination with many resorts, hotels and motels.

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Located at -21.23 -159.78 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Islands of the Cook Islands, Rarotonga

Rarotonga International Airport

Rarotonga International Airport is the Cook Islands' main international gateway, located in the town and district of Avarua, Rarotonga, 3km west of the downtown area on the northern coast. The airport first opened in 1975 on the site of a former U.S. World War II base. In 2003, the terminal and departure and check-in areas were revamped at a cost of US$650,000. An $8.5m reconstruction project commenced in 2009 to revamp and expand the existing terminal facilities.

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Located at -21.20 -159.81 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Airports in the Cook Islands, Rarotonga