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New Zealand Facts

We’ve compiled some quick New Zealand facts to help you learn more about New Zealand’s unique culture, climate, society and economy. Follow the links below for more indepth information on aspects of New Zealand, which may help in the planning of your holiday.

Essential New Zealand Facts

Name:

Aotearoa/New Zealand

Capital City:

Wellington

Population:

4 Million

Largest City:

Auckland (1.1 million)

Area:

270,534 sq km


New Zealand People

People:

67.6% Pakeha (European), 14.6% Maori, 9.2% Asian, 6.9% Polynesian, 1.7% Other

Languages:

English, Maori, NZ Sign Language

Religion:

Predominantly Christian (55%) and No Religion (34%)

New Zealand Politics

Government:

National Government. Main opposition = Labour Party.
Independent member of British Commonwealth

Prime Minister:

John Key

 

New Zealand Economy Facts

GDP:

US$85 billion

GDP per Capita:

US$22,360

Annual Growth:

2%

Inflation:

2%

Industry:

Dairy, Tourism, Agriculture, Wood and Paper Products

Trade:

Australia, Japan, UK, China, USA

 

For more information about New Zealand visit Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand

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