Rarotonga is the largest of the Cook Islands, a nation of fifteen islands in the central South Pacific. Volcanic peaks, ridges and rainforest dominate its interior. A thirty-two kilometre, round-the-island road links the beaches, coastal lagoon and reefs that make scuba diving and snorkeling popular. The Cross-Island Track is a rugged hiking trail that passes 650m Te Rua Manga peak, or “The Needle.”
Area: 67.19 km²
Max length: 11 km
Population: 13,095 (2011) UNdata
Archipelago: Cook Islands
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