New Zealand is located in the continent Australia. New Zealand is located in the south-western Pacific Ocean and features two main islands, the North Island and the South Island, as well as other smaller ones. Other smaller islands include Stewart Island, Waiheke Island, Chatham Island, Great Barrier Island and more. New Zealand is located in the Pacific Ocean and south of the Tasman Sea.
Wellington, New Zealand
The capital of New Zealand is Wellington. Wellington replaced Auckland as the capital city of New Zealand in 1865. The city accounts for 41% of the region's population and 5% of New Zealand's overall population. Wellington’s weather gets a bit windy from time-to-time. The warmest month is February, the coolest is July, and average annual rainfall is 1270mm. Wellington is packed with over 400 cafes and restaurants. Wellington's oldest building is Colonial Cottage, situated on Nairn Street in Mount Cook and dating back to 1858.
Wellington has 500 square kilometers of forests and regional parks.
At the foundation of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park you’ll find the beautiful west coast black-sand surf beaches of Whatipu, Karekare, Piha, Bethells and Muriwai .
Mt. Egmont is 2521 meters tall and is located in Taranaki, New Zealand. The Canterbury Plains is an area of rivers between the Southern Alps and the Pacific Ocean. The Canterbury plains produce more than 80% of New Zealand's grains, crops and seeds. The largest lakes are on the Volcanic Plateau. The most important lakes are Lake Taupo and Lake Waikaremoana in the East Cape district and lie 600 meters above sea-level.
New Zealand is located in the Temperate zone and is between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle.
More people are entering New Zealand at 2.23 migrants. Migrants move to find work so some migrants move to New Zealand to apply for jobs.
The largest city in New Zealand is Auckland with a population of 462,200. The second largest city is Christchurch Canterbury, New Zealand with 363,200 people. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and 202,200 people live in the city. The fourth largest city is Hamilton Wakito, New Zealand with 155,259 people. The fifth largest city has 111,000 people and the city is Dunedin Ortago, New Zealand.
New Zealand is the fastest country in the world to start a business: just one day.
New Zealand is a developed country based on its GDP per capita, life expectancy and literacy rate. New Zealand's GDP per capita is high at $30,400. The average GDP per capita is $30,000 and New Zealand is $400 above average. New Zealand's life expectancy is 80.93 years . The average life expectancy is 78 so New Zealand's life expectancy is above average. Also New Zealand's literacy rate is at aveage at 99%. Therefore, New Zealand is a developed country.
The five main languages spoke in New Zealand are English, Maori, Samoan, Hindi and French.
Rugby Union is popular across all ages, sectors and races in New Zealand.
Cricket is a popular summer sport in New Zealand and New Zealand is one of ten countries to take part in test match cricket.
Soccer also known as "football" is also another popular sport.
The "Tall Blacks" are New Zealand's basketball team.
Kiwis are passionate about the hokey pokey. The hokey pokey is vanilla ice cream with pieces of honeycomb .
Roast lamb is a kiwi favorite and is one of New Zealand's top export meals.
Kiwis also love the Pavlova. A Pavlova a meringue type dessert, topped with cream and fresh fruit.
Fish & chips is one of New Zealand's favorite foods. Fish & chips are available in pretty much anywhere in New Zealand.
Kiwis also eat kiwi fruit by scooping out the sweet, juicy inside.
Did you know?
Did you know that the kiwi fruit earns New Zealand over one billion dollars a year?
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