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New Zealand

Common English Name: New Zealand

Capital: Auckland

REGION
Oceania
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Pacific Ocean (Surrounded)
TOTAL AREA
267,710 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
0 km (Island)
TOTAL COASTLINE
15,134 km
CLIMATE
Temperate
Contrasts sharply depending on region
TERRAIN
Mountainous
Large coastal plains
HIGHEST POINT
Aoraki-Mount Cook (3,754 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Natural gas
Iron ore
Sand
Coal
Timber
Hydropower
Gold
Limestone
NATURAL DISASTERS
Earthquakes
Volcanic activity
DEMONYM
New Zealander
Kiwi
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
European (74.6%)
Maori (15.6%)
Asian (12.2%)
Pacific Islander (7.8%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
Maori
New Zealand Sign Language
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Samoan
Hindi
French
Mandarin
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Christian (44.3%)
Atheist (38.5%)
Hindu (2.1%)
Buddhist (1.4%)
Maori Christian (1.3%)
POPULATION
4,734,633
LARGEST CITY
Auckland (1,614,300)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Christchurch (375,000)
Wellington (207,900)
Hamilton (161,200)
Dunedin (127,000)
Tauranga (128,200)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary democracy with a commonwealth realm
HEAD OF STATE
Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister John Key
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
16 Regions
1 Territory
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
26 September 1907 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Kiwi bird
NATIONAL ANTHEM
God defend New Zealand
GDP PER CAPITA
$36,200 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (New Zealand Dollar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $1.42 (NZD)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.nz
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+64

People in the New Zealand are generally not straightforward – they tend to beat around the bush when speaking.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/nz.html (Majority of information)

http://www.stats.govt.nz/ (National population)

http://nzdotstat.stats.govt.nz/wbos/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=TABLECODE7511 (Ethnic data)

http://bit.ly/2eqY9Bu (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 22 November 2016