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New Zealand Introduction

New Zealand is an island country in the Southwest Pacific Ocean. It lies about 1,600 kilometres southeast of Australia, its nearest continental neighbour. New Zealand belongs to Polynesia, a large island group.

It is the largest in area of the Polynesian island countries. The country consists of two main islands-the North Island and the South Island-and several dozen much smaller islands.

Most of the smaller islands are hundreds of kilometres from the main ones. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, and Auckland is the largest city.

The country was once part of the British Empire. Today, it is an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations, an association of countries that replaced the empire.

New Zealand is Oceania islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia. It includes Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands

A Short Background

The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both World Wars. New Zealand withdrew from a number of defense alliances during the 1970s and 1980s. In recent years the government has sought to address longstanding native Maori grievances.

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Topography of New Zealand - Read more about the geography and topography of New Zealand

History of New Zealand - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of New Zealand

Life & People of New Zealand - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of New Zealand

Local Cuisine of New Zealand - Find out delicious local cuisines of New Zealand

Holidays in New Zealand - Check out a list of the local holidays in New Zealand

Festivals in New Zealand - Learn about the festivals in New Zealand

Embassies of New Zealand - Provides an Embassy database for New Zealand

Administration facts of New Zealand - Learn about the governmental administration facts of New Zealand

Newstands in New Zealand - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of New Zealand

Attractions in New Zealand - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in New Zealand

Maps of New Zealand - Discover a detailed map of New Zealand

Map Database of New Zealand - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of New Zealand

Flags of New Zealand - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of New Zealand. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of New Zealand - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of New Zealand

Shopping in New Zealand - Find out the best places for shopping in New Zealand

Restaurants in New Zealand - Browse a list of eat-outs in New Zealand

Geography of New Zealand - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of New Zealand

People of New Zealand - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in New Zealand

Government and Politics in New Zealand - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of New Zealand.

Economy of New Zealand - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of New Zealand

Communications in New Zealand - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in New Zealand

Transportation in New Zealand - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in New Zealand

Military of New Zealand - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in New Zealand

Transnational Issues of New Zealand - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of New Zealand


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