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New Zealand Facts

New Zealand's Information

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Land Area 264,537 km2
Water Area 4,301 km2
Total Area 268,838km2 (#75)
Population 4,474,549 (#126)
Population Density 16.91/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (New Zealand Parliament) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm
GDP (PPP) $175.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $37,100
Currency Dollar (NZD)
More Information New Zealand
Largest Cities
  • Name: New Zealand
  • Capital City: Wellington (395,600 pop.)
  • New Zealand Population: 4,451,017 (2012 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD or NZ$)
    (conversion rates)

    New Zealand Dollar
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  • Ethnicity: European 56.8%, Asian 8%, Maori 7.4%, Pacific islander 4.6%, mixed 9.7%, other 13.5%
  • GDP total: $122.2 billion (2011 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $27,668 (2011 est.)
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  • Language: English 91.2% (official), Maori 3.9% (official), Samoan 2.1%, French 1.3%, Hindi 1.1%, Yue 1.1%, Northern Chinese 1%, other 12.9%, New Zealand Sign Language (official)

    note: shares sum to 114.6% due to multiple responses on census
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Napier-Hastings, Tauranga
  • Name: From the Dutch Nieuw Zeeland, which translates to "new sea land" and was a reference to the Dutch province of Zeeland.
  • National Day: February 6, Waitangi Day
  • Religion: Anglican 13.8%, Roman Catholic 12.6%, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Reformed 10%, Christian (no denomination specified) 4.6%, Methodist 3%, Pentecostal 2%, Baptist 1.4%, other Christian 3.8%, Maori Christian 1.6%, Hindu 1.6%, Buddhist 1.3%, other religions 2.2%, none 32.2%, other or unidentified 9.9%
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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Auckland Auckland
Bay of Plenty Whakatane
Canturbury Christchurch
Chatham Islands Territory Waitangi
Gisborne District Gisborne
Hawke's Bay Napier
Manawatu-Wanganui Palmerston North
Marlborough District Blenheim
Nelson Nelson
Northland Whangarei
Otago Dunedin
Southland Invercargill
Taranaki New Plymouth
Tasman District Richmond
Waikato Hamilton
Wellington Wellington
West Coast Greymouth

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