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Capital: Wellington


Total Population: 4,470,800
Natural Increase: 0.8%
Density: 17 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 86.2%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Auckland (1,333,000); Wellington (400,000); Christchurch (360,000); Hamilton (185,000); Napier (120,000).
Ethnic Origins: New Zealand European 69.8%, Maori 7.9%, Pacific Islander 4.5%, Asian and others 17.8%
Official Language: English and Maori.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Anglican 24%, Presbyterian 18%, Roman Catholic 15%, Methodist 5%, Baptist 2%, other Protestant 3% and unspecified or none 33%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Wellington, Auckland

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Country Overview

Area: 267,710 km²
Type of State: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy within the Commonwealth. Executive power is vested in the governor-general, who represents the British Crown. The legislature is a unicameral parliament with 121 representatives.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD, WTO and APEC member. South Pacific Forum member..
New Zealand is very dependent on foreign trade. Strongly focused on agriculture and tourism. Amongst the world leader for production and export of milk & dairy products
HDI*: 0.911/1
HDI (World Rank): 7/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From New-Zealand, Dial 00
To Make a Call to New-Zealand, Dial +64
Internet Suffix:
Computers: 52.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 42.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 89.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 25,56630,61737,10538,25439,644
Exports of Goods (million USD) 24,93331,39637,66937,30539,472
Imports of Services (million USD) 7,8259,20810,80312,03112,140
Exports of Services (million USD) 7,7608,9019,97711,26711,249

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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