New Zealand

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Continent Australasia Oceania

Region – Australasia, Oceania

Territories – Cook Islands, Niue

Size – 267,710 km²

Geography – Mountainous with coastal plains

Language – English, Maori

Religion – Christian 44.3%, None 38.5%, other 17.3%

Monetary Unit – New Zealand dollar

Natural Resources – natural gas, iron ore, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold, limestone

Agriculture – dairy products, sheep, beef, poultry, fruit, vegetables, wine, seafood, wheat and barley

Industry – agriculture, forestry, fishing, logs and wood articles, manufacturing, mining, construction, financial services, real estate services, tourism

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Neighbouring Countries – None

Population – 4,438,393 (2015)

Population Growth Rate – 0.82%

Average Life Expectancy – 81.05

Capital City – Wellington (population 380,000)

Largest City – Auckland (population 1,329,000)

Highest Mountain – Aoraki-Mount Cook (3,754 m)

Longest River – Waikato River (425 km)

Climate – mostly temperate, sub-tropical in North. South – warm summers 13°C to 22°C, cool winters  1°C to 5°C, North – warm summers 12°C to 22°C, cool winters  3°C to 12°C

Yearly Rainfall – 110 cm approx

Plant Life – rimu, totara, beech, giant kauri, ferns, mosses, lichens, pohutukawa tree, conifers, funghi

Animal Life – no native animals other than 2 bat species

Bird Life – parrot, takahe, kiwi

Aquatic Life – eels, water snails, sandflies, crayfish



Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). New Zealand. Available: Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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