New Zealand : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

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CountryNew  Zealand
Location41° S, 174° E
Map of New Zealand Map of New Zealand
Flag New Zealand flag
Area267,710 km²
Coastline9,398 miles
Neighboring Countries
  • Norfolk Island
  • New Caledonia
  • Fiji
  • Vanuatu
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Australia
  • Nauru
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Marshall Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Palau
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Christmas Island
  • Indonesia
  • Brunei
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong
  • Macao
Time ZoneNZST – (UTC+12)

Summer (DST) – NZDT (UTC+13)

Population4.7 million (2017)
Symbol New Zealand symbol
Independence Day28 October 1835
Prime Minister of New ZealandBill English

President of New Zealand

Deputy Prime MinisterPaula Bennett

Deputy Prime Minister

National Anthem“God Defend New Zealand”
National AnimalKiwi

national animal of New Zealand

National BirdKiwis

national bird of New Zealand

National FlowerKowhai

national flower of New Zealand

National FruitKiwifruit

national fruit of New Zealand

National VegetableBeetroot

national vegetable of New Zealand

National GameRugby Union (Men)

National Game of New Zealand

Silver Ferns (Women)

National TreeSilver Fern

national tree of new Zealand

National LanguageEnglish, Maori and New Zealand Sign Language
National ColorsBlack, White or Silver and Red Ochre
CapitalWellington (410 17’S 1740 27’E)
  • Spring (September, October, November)
  • Summer (December, January, February)
  • Autumn (March, April, May)
  • Winter (June, July, August)
Prestigious AwardsGallantry Awards

  • Distinguished Conduct Medal
  • Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
  • George Medal, Distinguished Service Medal
  • Military Medal, Distinguished Flying Medal
  • Air Force Medal
  • Queen’s Gallantry Medal
  • New Zealand Gallantry Medal
  • New Zealand Bravery Medal.

Literature Awards

  • New Zealand Post Book Awards
  • Ngaio Marsh Award
  • Joy Cowley Award
  • New Zealand Post Katherine Mansfield Prize

Cinema Awards

  • GOFTA Awards
  • National TV Awards
  • New Zealand Feltex Awards
  • Qantas Film and Television Awards
  • Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards
  • European (74.0%)
  • Maori (14.9%)
  • Asian (11.8%)
  • Pacific peoples (7.4%)
  • Middle Eastern, Latin American, African (1.2%)
  • Others (1.7%)
Average Marriage age30.0 years for men and 28.5 years for women
Number of Regions16 Regions

  • Northland
  • Auckland
  • Waikato
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Gisborne
  • Hawke’s Bay
  • Taranaki
  • Manawatu-Wanganui
  • Wellington
  • Tasman
  • Nelson
  • Mariborough
  • West Coast
  • Canterbury
  • Otago
  • Southland
Largest RegionNorthland
Smallest RegionSouthland
Largest CityAuckland
Smallest CityGisborne
Type of Government
GDPPPP – $ 173.2 billion (2016)

Nominal – $169.9 billion (2016)

GDP per capita$36,950 (2016)
Total number of Political parties in New Zealand7 parliamentary parties
CurrencyNew Zealand dollar ($)

New Zealand Currency

Calling Code+64
ISO 3166 codeNZ
  • Auckland Easter Show
  • Auckland Festival
  • Big Day Out
  • Ellerslie Flower Show
  • InterACT Disability Arts Festival
  • Pasifika Festival
  • Adam International Cello Festival and Competition
  • International Exhibition
Monuments and MemorialsLarnach Castle

Monuments of New Zealand

Moutoa Memorial

Monuments of New Zealand

Bridge of Remembrance

Monuments of New Zealand

Orakei Korako

Monuments of New Zealand

Sky Tower

Monuments of New Zealand

Passchendaele Sites

Monuments of New Zealand

Canberra New Zealand Memorial

Monuments of New Zealand

Captaine Bouganville Monument

Monuments of New Zealand

Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • 81 Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • 13 National parks
Longest Railway platformDunedin Railway Station
Total number of Railway Stations114
Longest RiverWaikato River

Longest river of New Zealand

Largest LakeLake Taupo

Largest Lake of New Zealand

Highest MountainAoraki / Mount Cook

Highest Mountain in New Zealand

Biggest waterfallBrowne Falls (by height 2,031’)

Biggest Waterfall in New Zealand

Biggest damBenmore Dam

Biggest Dam in New Zealand

Biggest AirportDenver International
Tallest buildingMetropolis

Tallest building in New Zealand

Richest personGraeme Richard Hart

Richest person in New Zealand


Best place to visit
  • Auckland
  • Queenstown
  • Rotorua
  • Christchurch
  • Wellington
  • Milford Sound
  • Fox Glacier
  • Dunedin
  • Taupo
  • Hamilton
  • Nelson
  • Wanaka
  • Bay of Island
  • Waiheke Island
  • White Island
  • Franz Josef Glacier
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley
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