Quick Info

  • Capital: Wellington
  • Language: English, Maori.
  • Currency: New Zealand dollar NZ$ (NZD) = 100 cents.
  • People: European (74%), Maori (13%), Polynesian (6%), Asian (6%), Others, mainly Pacific Islanders (1%).
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 75.67, Female: 81.78.
  • Religion: Christian denominations.
  • Size (sq km): 268,680 (75th)
  • Population: 4.1 million (124th)
  • Population Density per sq km: 15 (193rd)
  • Country Dialling Code: 64
  • Internet Country Code: .nz
  • Time Zone: UTC +12 (+13 in October to May).
  • Voltage Guide: 230/240 AC, 50 Hz.
  • Finance: Credit cards widely accepted, traveller's cheques generally accepted.
  • Business Hours: 0900-1700 Mon-Friday.
  • GDP: US$85 billion
  • GDP per Capita: US$22,360
  • Annual Growth: 2%
  • Inflation: 2%
  • Major Industries: Food processing, wood and paper products, wool, textiles, dairy products, iron and steel, machinery, tourism.
  • Major Trading Partners: Australia, Japan, UK, China and the USA.
  • Personal Safety: Safe.
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