New Zealand

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New Zealand

New Zealand

FULL COUNTRY NAME : New ZealandCAPITAL: WellingtonTOTAL AREA: 269,000 sq.kmPOPULATION: 4,182,000 peoplePEOPLE: 88% Europeans, 125 Maori and PolynesianLANGUAGES: English and MaoriRELIGION: Predominantly Christian (81%)HEAD OF STATE: Queen Elizabeth II represented by Governor-GeneralFORM OF GOVERNMENT: Constitutional monarchyLONGEST RIVER: Waikato (425 km)LARGEST LAKE: Taupo (606 km)HIGHEST POINT: Mount Cook (3,754 m)NATIONAL DAY: Waitangi Day , 6 February ( since 1840)MAJOR INDUSTRIES: wood and paper products, wool, textile, iron, steelCURRENCY: NZ dollarNATIONAL SYMBOLS: KiwiNATIONAL ANTHEM: “God Defend New Zealand”

New Zealand is a country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two large islands – the North Island and the South Island – and numerous smaller islands

The Flag of New Zealand is a defaced blue ensign with the Union Flag in the canton, and four red stars with white borders to the right

The kiwi bird is the symbol of New Zealand and was named so for the sound of its chirp.

Until 1911, New Zealand used the same national coat of arms as the United Kingdom

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand

Auckland is the largest urban area of the country. With over 1,260,900 people it has over a quarter of the country's population

New Zealand is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. Under the Royal Titles Act (1953), Queen Elizabeth II is Queen of New Zealand and is represented as head of state by the Governor-General Anand Satyanand


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