Common English Name: New Zealand
Capital: Auckland

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Official Language(s)

English, Maori, New Zealand Sign Language
Secondary Languages: Samoan, Hindi, French, Mandarin

Resources

Natural gas, Iron ore, Sand, Coal, Timber, Hydropower, Gold, Limestone

Neighbors

None (Island)

Ethnic groups

European (74.6%), Maori (15.6%), Asian (12.2%), Pacific Islander (7.8%)

People

Est. Population:

4,734,633

Demonym:

New Zealander
Kiwi

Religions:

Christian (44.3%)
Atheist (38.5%)
Hindu (2.1%)
Buddhist (1.4%)
Maori Christian (1.3%)

Largest City:

Auckland (1,614,300)

Other Cities:

Christchurch (375,000)
Wellington (207,900)
Hamilton (161,200)
Dunedin (127,000)
Tauranga (128,200)

Geography

Region:

Oceania

Bodies of Water:

Pacific Ocean (Surrounded)

Total Area:

267,710 km2 (100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

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 Disasters

Earthquakes
Volcanic activity

Government

Type:

Parliamentary democracy with a commonwealth realm

Heads of State:

Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Admin. Divisions

16 Regions
1 Territory

Independence:

26 September 1907 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Kiwi bird

Nat'l Anthem:

God defend New Zealand

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$36,200 (USD)

Currency

$ (New Zealand Dollar)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = $ (New Zealand Dollar)1.49

Communication

Internet Code

.nz

Telephone Code

+64

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Cultural Notes

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

Sources

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