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Ara Maire Noi in Avarua
Ara Maire Noi in Avarua

Avarua is a town in the north of Rarotonga Island and the national capital of Cook Islands. The town is located at 21°12′S, 159°46′W at sea level, below the towering peaks of Rarotonga (altitude 208 m or 682 ft). The town has several supermarkets, two banks, several restaurants and other shops specializing in the sale of black pearls and other handicrafts. The town's open air market is on Saturday, where you can find everything from brightly coloured pare'u (wrap around dresses), to flower garlands, fresh fish and tropical fruits. The town is served by Rarotonga International Airport (IATA Airport Code: RAR). The population of Avarua is 2,600 who mainly make their living from tourism, trade, fishing and agriculture. The one main road in Avarua is Ara Maire Nui, usually referred to as Marine Drive or Main Street, which turns into the island-circling ring road Ara Tapu at both ends of town. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Rarotonga Island from space, September 1994 View of a Rarotongan beach. ... This article concerns places that serve as centers of government and politics. ... Altitude is the elevation of an object from a known level or datum. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Rarotonga International Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... A beltway (American English), ring road or orbital motorway (British English) is a circumferential highway found around many cities. ...


The town is made up of six of the 12 districts of Rarotonga: Rarotonga Island from space, September 1994 View of a Rarotongan beach. ...

  • Pue - Matavera
  • Tupapa - Maraerenga
  • Takuvaine - Parekura
  • Tutakimoa - Teotue (central downtown district)
  • Avatiu - Ruatonga
  • Nikao - Panama

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Avarua, capital and only sizeable settlement in the Cook Islands, a self-governing territory of New Zealand.
Avarua is a port on the volcanic island...
The inhabitants of the Cook Islands are Polynesians.
Avarua - definition of Avarua in Encyclopedia (91 words)
The town is located at a latitude of 21°11'60 South and longitude of 159°46'0 West and an altitude of 208 metres.
The area of Avarua is 67.2 square kilometres.
The town is served by Rarotonga International Airport (IATA Airport Code: NCRG.
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