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General

New Zealand is an island country in the south-west Pacific. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and principal port is Auckland. New Zealand is an independent nation and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Comparable in size (268,680 sq km) to the United Kingdom, the Philippines, and Colorado in the United States, New Zealand has a diverse multicultural population of four million people, making it one of the world’s least crowded countries. New Zealand’s indigenous Māori, a Polynesian people, make up around 15% of the population.

English is the everyday language of New Zealand. English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language are recognised as official languages. One-third of New Zealanders are not affiliated with any religion. Of those who are, the largest denominations are Anglican, Catholic and Presbyterian.

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Related information

Population Estimates
Population Projections

Websites

New Zealand Tourism Online

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