50 Fascinating Facts about New Zealand

New Zealand is an island that may be found in the Pacific Ocean, to the east of Australia. It comprises several islands, the biggest of which are the North and South Islands, which also have the highest population density. Some of the New Zealand archipelago's little islands don't have many people. 4.4 million people live in New Zealand, with the majority residing in the capital city of Wellington, which has a population of 395,000. English, Maori, and New Zealand Sign Language are the three official languages recognised by the government. Because around 78 per cent of the inhabitants are of European heritage, the English language is spoken by the majority of the community.

Fascinating Facts

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New Zealand's overall nominal GDP is expected to be $161.8 billion, while the country's nominal GDP per capita is predicted to be $36,648.
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The nation's government is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy, and Queen Elizabeth II serves as the country's monarch.
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A significant amount of intellectual capital each year leaves the New Zealand economy. Many of New Zealand's most talented and accomplished professionals emigrate to neighbouring countries such as Australia and the United Kingdom. Since the 1970s, they have lost about 25 percentage points of their most educated population.
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The amount of New Zealand's involvement in the numerous different independent trading routes is significant. They get a significant portion of their GDP from the trade routes that go through their territory. They sell a wide range of things, such as agricultural commodities, seafood, products from the forestry industry, and plants. Oil, machinery, automobiles, and textiles make up most of their total imports.
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Additionally, tourism is a significant contributor to the economic growth of New Zealand. The annual economic impact of tourism in this country is estimated to be $15 billion.
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The majority of New Zealand's commodities come from China, Australia, and the United States of America, respectively.
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Seven indigenous maori people call New Zealand home and descend from Polynesians.
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The term "Kiwi" is used to refer to eight citizens of New Zealand.
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Nine of the Lord of the Rings movies were shot in the beautiful country of New Zealand.
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Rugby is by far the most popular sport played in New Zealand.
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A Dutch sailor is credited with establishing New Zealand in 1642. Following the murder of many members of his team at the hands of the locals, he fled the area. Another sailor arrived in the country almost a century later, in 1789, intending to map it out.
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There are two versions of the national anthem recognised as official and sung and taught in equal measure across the country.
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February 6 is set aside annually to commemorate the New Zealand national holiday. It is called Waitangi Day, a wonderful occasion for getting together with friends and family for picnics in the fresh air.
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The Maori people have a rich cultural history that is preserved in various ways around New Zealand. Traditional ceremonial elements are incorporated into the majority of public events.
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The English used in New Zealand is referred to as "Newzild." It is a dialect that combines English with Maori words and phrases.
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Anzac Day is a public holiday in New Zealand that is observed on April 16 in honour of all New Zealanders who have participated in military service or died while serving their country in any war or conflict. In Australia, the day is also observed to pay tribute to the country's war veterans.
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The birthday of the Queen is usually honoured on the first Monday in June, and several military parades and festivities traditionally mark this day.
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In addition to several other goods in high demand worldwide, New Zealand is a major supplier of sheep meat. In this nation, there is approximately one person for every nine sheep.
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Paper currency is not widely used in New Zealand. When they go shopping, the vast majority of consumers only use their credit cards or debit cards.
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In New Zealand, individuals must be 18 years old to consume alcohol legally, whereas the driving age is 15. However, underage drinkers accompanied by adults who can demonstrate responsibility are permitted to consume alcohol in public places.
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Sir Edmund Hillary, a native of New Zealand, is credited with becoming the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
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Twenty-two per cent of the people who currently live in New Zealand were born in another country.
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It is necessary to perform New Zealand's national anthem in front of the immigration committee to become an official citizen of New Zealand.
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In 1926, New Zealand signed on to join the British Commonwealth as one of the original members.
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The city of Auckland is one of the major cities with a significant Polynesian population in the globe.
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New Zealand has earned a reputation for assisting Pacific island economies and democratic nations. One example of this assistance is the country's donation of millions of dollars to the island of Niue in the aftermath of the devastation caused by a tropical storm.
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Aotearoa is another name for the country of New Zealand. This phrase means "country of the long white cloud" when translated into English.
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The North Island and the South Island are the two distinct landmasses that make up the country of New Zealand. Additionally, it is composed of several smaller islands.
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Over seventy per cent of the population may trace their ancestry back to Europe.
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The North Island is home to over three-quarters of the country's population.
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A little less than a third of the population calls the metropolitan metropolis of Auckland home.
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In 1893, New Zealand passed new legislation that gave women the right to vote.
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New Zealand has adopted sign language as one of its official languages.
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One day is all required to get a person's New Zealand business off the ground. It should come as no surprise that this is the quickest time in the world.
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The location known as Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, has the title of having the longest place name in the whole world.
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In New Zealand, there are no land snakes of any kind.
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New Zealand is the country where bungee jumping was first developed.
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In 2013, the government passed a law that made marriage between people of the same gender lawful.
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The salary difference between men and women in New Zealand is the lowest in the world. The rate of five per cent is the lowest in every country globally.
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Approximately one-third of the land in the United States is preserved as part of several national park systems.
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The number of casualties sustained by New Zealand during World War I was 58 per cent.
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The Ninety-Mile beach in New Zealand is not 90 miles long, despite the beach's name. Its whole length is only 55 miles.
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The amount of wool produced in New Zealand places it at the number two spot worldwide.
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There is not a single nuclear power station in the entire country of New Zealand.
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Most New Zealanders who now reside outside of the country call Australia their permanent home.
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The most well-liked pastime in the nation is known as "tramping." Tramping implies walking or trekking.
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New Zealand is responsible for a great number of valuable discoveries and innovations. This comprises the syringe with a disposable needle, the child-resistant lid, and the electric fence.
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The exportation of kiwi fruit results in annual revenue of one billion dollars for New Zealand.
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The number of Olympic gold medals won per person in New Zealand is higher than in any other country.
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This nation is consistently ranked towards the bottom of the global population rankings. It was also the final location that might be considered livable by humans.

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