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Where is New Zealand?

map showing the location of New Zealand

Located in the continent of Oceania, New Zealand covers 267,710 square kilometers of land, making it the 76th largest nation in terms of land area.

New Zealand became an independent state in 1907, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of New Zealand is 4,327,944 (2012) and the nation has a density of 16 people per square kilometer.

The currency of New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). As well, the people of New Zealand are refered to as New Zealand.

The dialing code for the country is 64 and the top level internet domain for New Zealand sites is .nz.

New Zealand does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed New Zealand section.

Quick facts

Population 4,327,944
Density 16.2 / km2 ( 41.9 / mi2 )
Languages English, Maori
Independence Year 1907
Capital Wellington (Wellington)
Currency New Zealand Dollar
GDP 188,000,000,000 (2013 data)
GDP per Capita 43,439 (2013 data)
Land Area 267,710 km2 (103,363 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 178.840
Maximum Longitude 166.000
Mininum Latitude -52.610
Maximum Latitude -29.240

What is the capital of New Zealand?

map showing the location of New Zealand
Location of Wellington on a map.

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. It has a population of 381,900, and is located on a latitue of -41.29 and longitude of 174.78.

Wellington is also the political center of New Zealand, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Wellington, the Capital Of New Zealand

City Wellington
Country New Zealand
Population 381,900
Longitude 174.77557000
Latitude -41.28664000
Elevation 31 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in New Zealand

Rank City Population
#1Auckland417,910
#2Wellington381,900
#3Christchurch363,926
#4Manukau City362,000
#5Waitakere208,100
#6North Shore207,865
#7Hamilton152,641
#8Dunedin114,347
#9Tauranga110,338
#10Lower Hutt101,194
#11Palmerston North75,996
#12Rotorua65,901
#13Hastings61,696
#14Nelson59,200
#15Napier56,787
#16Mangere55,266
#17Porirua50,914
#18Whangarei50,900

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.