New Zealand



In South Pacific Ocean between latitudes 33 degrees and 53 degrees south and longitudes 162 degrees east and 173 degrees west; comprises North Island, South Island with Stewart Island at its southern tip, and some outlying islands. Often mountainous, especially the Southern Alps, which run the length of South Island; highest point Mt. Cook 3 753.5 metres. Many lakes and rapid rivers. Intense geothermal activity produces boiling mud, geysers and hot springs in North Island.


Name: New Zealand
Location: Oceania
Status: UN Member
Capital City: Wellington
Main Cities: Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton
Population: 3,520,000
Area [sq.km]:270,990
Languages: English, Maori
Religions: Anglican, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic

National Anthem:
God of nations at Thy feet
In the bonds of love we meet.
Hear our voices, we entreat,
God defend our Free Land.
Guard Pacific's triple star
From the shafts of strife and war.
Make her praises heard afar,
God defend New Zealand.

Translation:
E Ihoa, Atua,
O nga Iwi! Matoura.
Ata whaka rongona;
Me aroha noa.
Kia hua ko te pai;
Kia tau to atawhai;
Manaakitia mai
Aotearoa.New Zealand


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