return to Graphic Maps

worldatlas.com


Africa | Antarctica | Arctic | Asia | Australia/Oceania | Caribbean | Central America | Europe | Islands of the World
Middle East | North America | South America | World Atlas | WIN $100 here

dot
arrow AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA PAGE arrow NEW ZEALAND PAGE NEW ZEALAND: arrow Description Fast Facts Famous Natives Flag

Land Statistics Landforms Lat/Long Links Maps Symbols Time Timeline Travel Info Weather


PRINT THIS MAP

In Affiliation with AllPosters.com New Zealand's Kiwi Bird
Travel the World through Poster Art!

maori mask A classic Maori mask (worldatlas.com photo)

PRINT THIS MAP

dot Flags and Symbols



arrow New Zealand's Flag

The New Zealand Flag was officially adopted on June 12, 1902. The flag's blue background represents the Pacific Ocean, the Union Jack in the upper left hand corner is the recognition that New Zealand was once a British colony and the stars of the Southern Cross emphasize its location in the South Pacific.

arrow A larger version of the flag is here!

arrow Coat of Arms
The New Zealand Coat of Arms features four shields. The first quarter of the shield portrays four stars representing the Southern Cross, the second quarter shows a fleece which represents the farming industry, the wheat sheaf in the third quarter is a tribute to the agricultural industry and the last, (fourth) quarter with the crossed hammers recognizes the mining industry.

The three ships in the center of the shield symbolize the sea trade. On either side of the shield is a supporter - on the right is a Maori Chieftain holding a taiaha (Maori war weapon) and the figure on the left is a European woman holding the New Zealand ensign.

The Royal Warrant of 1911 gave the formal description, but by mid-1940's, there were at least 20 versions of the original design in use. The current Coat of Arms was standardized in 1956. The principal alterations were in the crest (St. Edward's Crown symbolizing the fact that the Queen is Queen of New Zealand), the four quarters in the shield were redrawn, the two supporters were redrawn facing inwards, a scroll was replaced by the two fern leaves and the name "New Zealand" was added.

arrow National Anthems "God Defend New Zealand" "Aotearoa"(Maori Version), and "God Save The Queen"

arrow National Holidays (two) February 6 (Waitangi Day) Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty over New Zealand. April 25 (ANZAC Day) commerates the anniversary of landing of troops of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I at Gallipoli, Turkey. All major public holidays in New Zealand are listed here!

arrow National Motto None official





Contact Us | Privacy Statement

Copyrighted by Graphic Maps
All rights reserved!

All maps, graphics, flags and original descriptions created by Graphic Maps, a d/b/a of the Woolwine-Moen Group, unless otherwise noted and/or directly linked to the source, and use of same for any application whatsoever (with the exception of outline maps) requires written permission.

We make no copyright claim on any statistical data on this page, nor on any non-original graphics, and/or pictures not produced by us. Certain statistical data is gathered from the CIA World Factbook, as well as numerous public domain reference materials.

Every effort is made to be as accurate as possible when disseminating information on any worldwide destination. We are not responsible for unintentional data entry errors or omissions. If you would like to submit an addition, change or correction, or suggest a new link, please forward it to our map department and we will give it our immediate attention.


return to Graphic Maps
worldatlas.com

dot

search and find





dot

Oceania
Countries


arrow Australia

arrow Fiji

arrow Kiribati

arrow Marshall Islands

arrow Micronesia

arrow Nauru

arrow New Zealand

arrow Palau

arrow Papua New Guinea

arrow Samoa

arrow Solomon Islands

arrow Tonga

arrow Tuvalu

arrow Vanuatu

Dependencies

arrow American Samoa

arrow Cook Islands

arrow French Polynesia
Marquesas Is.
Society Is.
Bora Bora
Moorea
Tahiti

arrow Guam

arrow New Caledonia

arrow Niue

arrow Norfolk Island

arrow Northern Marianas
Saipan

arrow Pitcairn Islands

arrow Tokelau

arrow Wallis and Futuna