Cook Islands

The Cook Islands comprise 15 islands scattered over an area of nearly 2 million square kilometres of ocean. Pending the development of USPNet communications with the outer islands, USP services are offered on Rarotonga (population 10,572) and to those islands with regular air services – viz, Aitutaki (population 1,771), Mangaia (562), Atiu (468), Mauke (300), Mitiaro (189), Tongareva/Pehrhyn (213) and Manihiki (238). Rakahanga (77) together with Nassau (73) and Palmerston (60) have no regular air services.