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New Zealand An Outline

New Zealand An Outline

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Area: 268,021 km2

Agricultural Land: 42.7%

Capital City: Wellington

Population: 5,002,100 (2020)

Population Growth: 1.4% (2020)

Population Born Overseas: 27.1%

Urbanization: 86.7%

Prison Population by Ethnicity: Maori 52.8%, European 30.9%, Pacific 11.7% (2020)

Sheep: 26.7 million (2019)

Cars: 4,100,000 (2017)

Coastline: 15,134 km

Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Driving: on the left (Read more on driving in New Zealand)

Dual Citizenship permitted: Yes

Economic Growth: 3% (2017)

Ethnicity: European (AKA pakeha), Maori, Pacific Peoples, Asian

Exports: China 22.4%, Australia 16.4%, USA 9.9% (2017)

Flag: New Zealand Ensign

GDP: USD 39,000 per capita  (2017) 

Highest Mountain: Aoraki / Mount Cook 3,724 meters in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Highest Waterfall: Sutherland Falls 580 meters (Read more on waterfalls)

Highest Temperature: 42.4 °C recorded in Rangiora in Canterbury in 1973 (Read more on weather in NZ)

Imports: China 19%, Australia 9.1% (2017)

Independence: 1907

Inflation: 1.9% (2017)

International Dialing Code: +64

Internet TLD: .nz

Languages: English, Maori

Largest City: Auckland (approx. 1.6 million people) - Read more on New Zealand's five largest cities

Largest Glacier: Tasman Glacier

Largest Lake: Lake Taupo (North Island)

Life Expectancy: 82.36 (2020)

Longest River: Waikato 435 km (North Island)

Military Expenditure: 1.9% of GDP (2019)

Murders: 69 (June 2019-June 2020)

Name: New Zealand (Aotearoa)

National Anthem: God Defend New Zealand

National Flower: Kōwhai (Sophora tetraptera)

National Parks: 13 (Read more on National Parks)

Alcohol: 4 in 5 New Zealand adults drink alcohol

Obesity Level: 30.8% (2017)

People: Five Famous Kiwis

Sports: Rugby (Union & League), Cricket, Soccer

Same-Sex Marriage: Yes

Suffrage: 18 years old

Symbols: Kiwi, Silver Fern

Time: New Zealand is 12 hours in advance of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) - Read more on time in NZ

Tourism: 2.8 million tourists (2014) with Australia providing 1.18 million visitors

Unemployment: 5.3% (Nov 2020)

Universities: 8 (Read more about universities in New Zealand)

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