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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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