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Location: Southern Polynesia
Area: 268 021 km2
Population: 5 136 530
Official languages: English, Maori
Other spoken languages: Samoan, Chinese, Hindi, NZ Sign Language
Ethnic groups: New Zealanders of European Origin, Maori, Chinese, Indians, Samoans
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD). 1 USD = 1,48 NZD; 1 EUR = 1.60 NZD
Basic facts: New Zealand is a Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy, with the English Queen as its monarch.
- New Zealand is one of the remotest countries in the world, in the southern part of Polynesia.
- New Zealand consists of two islands- Northern and Southern, as well as more than 700 small islands and islets. Mount Cook (Aoraki) with its 3724 m altitude is the highest point of the country.
- New Zealand has unique wildlife that can’t be seen anywhere else. At the same time, it lacks most of the well-known species from the other parts of the world.
- New Zealand presents a great climatic variety- from tropical to sub-polar zones in a very small area.
- New Zealand is inhabited only since less than 1000 years ago. Its first inhabitands were the Maori, now one of the main ethnic groups in the country.
10 best destinations and routes in the United Kingdom:
Wellington: The capital of New Zealand, known as the “Windy City”, with an exciting museum called “Te Papa”.
Auckland: The largest city in New Zealand, presenting the best of the New Zealand culture.
Mount Cook: The highest peak in New Zealand, included in a stunning national park.
Rotorua: The best place where you can observe the indigenuous Maori culture, with a lot of hot springs and geysers.
Christchurch: The third largest city in New Zealand, known as the “Gate to Antarctica”, and “The Garden City”.
Queenstown: One of the most adventurous places in the world, with opportunities of sky diving, bungee jumping, skiing, and many other adrenalin activities.
Bay of Islands and the northernmost tip of the Mainland: A great place with a lot of beaches, including one of the longest beaches on the Earth. The places has a lot of historical traces.
Poor Knights Islands: The most beautiful marine reserve in New Zealand, and the best diving area in the country.
Chatham Islands: One of the remotest places in the world, located in the “Roaring Forties”, almost uninhabited, full of local natural wonders.
Sub-Antarctic Islands: Several small islands, located far south of the New Zealand’s mainland, presenting sub-polar wildlife and landscapes.