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Geography Statistics of New Zealand

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New Zealand's Quick Facts

Land Area 264,537 km2
Water Area 4,301 km2
Total Area 268,838 km2
Population 4,474,549
Population Density 16.64 / 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)
Largest Cities
  • Auckland (417,910)
  • Wellington (381,900)
  • Christchurch (363,926)
  • Manukau City (362,000)
  • Waitakere (208,100)
  • North Shore (207,865)
  • Hamilton (152,641)
  • Dunedin (114,347)
  • Tauranga (110,338)
  • Lower Hutt (101,194)
  • Coastline: 9,400 miles (15,134 km) (includes all New Zealand coastal islands)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 103,737 sq miles (268,680 sq km) (includes coastal islands and the Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, Kermadec Islands and Stewert Island)
    (water) 416 sq miles (1,080 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 104,154 sq miles (269,760 sq km)

    To convert sq km (kilometers) to sq mi (miles)
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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: There are 16 administrative divisions and 1 territory** in New Zealand. They are Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Chatham Islands**, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Marlborough, Nelson, Northland, Otago, Southland, Taranaki, Tasman, Waikato, Wellington and West Coast.
  • Regions (largest by population) Auckland, 1,371
  • Regions (largest by size) Canterbury 17,700 sq miles (45,845 sq km)
  • Horizontal Width: 152.32 miles (245.13 km) from New Plymouth east to Napier
  • Vertical Length:¬†Around 1,910 km (1,186 mi)¬†

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (0)
  • Geographic Center: (North Island) About 22.2 miles (35.727 km) southeast of Rotorua
  • Geographic Center: (South Island) About 17.6 miles (28.324 km) southeast of Whataroa
  • Highest Point: Mt. Cook (Aoraki) standing at 12,316 feet (3,754 m)
  • Lowest Point: South Pacific Ocean 0 m
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