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New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. Capital Wellington, on the North Island, is home to Te Papa Tongarewa, the expansive national museum. Wellington’s dramatic Mt. Victoria, along with the South Island’s Fiordland and Southern Lakes, stood in for mythical Middle Earth in Peter Jackson’s "Lord of the Rings" films.

Languages: English (official), Maori (official), Sign Language (official)

 

Ethnic Groups: European 56.8%, Asian 8%, Maori 7.4%, Pacific islander 4.6%, mixed 9.7%, other 13.5%

 

Belief Systems: Anglican 13.8%, Roman Catholic 12.6%, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Reformed 10%, Christian (no denomination specified) 4.6%, Methodist 3%, Pentecostal 2%, Baptist 1.4%, other Christian 3.8%, Maori Christian 1.6%, Hindu 1.6%, Buddhist 1.3%, other religions 2.2%, none 32.2%, other or unidentified 9.9%

 

Demographics:

 

Population: 4.55 million people (World Rank: 122nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 44 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 208th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.05 %/yr (World Rank: 122nd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 81.1 years (World Rank: 19th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 36.6 years (World Rank: 48th) (2010 estimate) Sites for More Information:

 

Map of New Zealand
Map from the University of Texas Library

United Nations Country Profile for New Zealand

Wikipedia Entry for New Zealand

Current News in New Zealand

New Zealand - Facts and Information 1
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for New Zealand

New Zealand - Facts and Information 2
The World Factbook Entry for New Zealand

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to New Zealand 1
from travelnotes.org

 

Traveling to New Zealand 2

Events in New Zealand

Travel Guide for New Zealand
Wikitravel Entry for New Zealand

Government Related:

Embassy of New Zealand
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of New Zealand
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger


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