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New Zealand

Welcome to New Zealand! This lively country is made up of two main islands that lie in the South Pacific Ocean. Mountains, glaciers and volcanoes make the islands beautiful to visit and explore.

Get to know New Zealand! Get the facts about its land, products and culture.

 

Official name: New Zealand

 

Size: 103,737 square miles; about the size of Colorado

 

Population: 4,290,347 as of 2011

 

Capital: Wellington

 

Official Language: English, Maori

 

Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

 

Literacy: 99%

 

Climate: Winter is wet and blustery and summer is clear and sunny

 

Agricultural Products: Wheat, barley, potatoes, grapes, kiwifruit, dairy products, wool, beef

 

Major industries (businesses): Wood and paper, machinery, clothing, mining, tourism

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