Where is New Zealand?

Located in Oceania, New Zealand is an island nation.New Zealand asserts a territorial claim in Antarctica called Ross Dependency.

New Zealand is an Oceanian country covering 268,838.00 km2 of which 1.60% is water and 264,537.00 km2 is land. The area includes Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands. This makes it the 77th largest country in the world and almost twice the size of North Carolina; about the size of Colorado. Its geographic coordinates are 41 00 S, 174 00 E and Wellington is the capital city.

New Zealand was named Nova Zeeland by Dutch explorers.

Its ISO code is NZ.


New Zealand has a mean elevation of 388 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Pacific Ocean. Its highest elevation is Aoraki-Mount Cook which is 3,754m above tall.

it has a temperate climate that varies greatly by region. Its terrain is predominately mountainous with some large coastal plains.


New Zealand has a population of 4,474,549 making it the 126th largest in the world.

English is the de facto official language. The major ethnic group reported is European. The majority of the country is Christian or non-religious.

The dialing code for the country is 64.


New Zealand is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kindom in 1907. Its constitution was last ratified in 1852.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, New Zealand's GDP is $175,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $37,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 67th largest economy and its citizens the 47th richest in the world. The currency of New Zealand is the Dollar (NZD).

Its major export partners are China, Australia, and the United States. Its main exports are dairy products, meat and edible offal, logs and wood articles. Its major import partners are China, Australia, and the United States. Its major imports include petroleum and products, mechanical machinery, and vehicles.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017