New Zealand – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Full name: New Zealand

Nationality
        noun: New Zealander(s)

        adjective: New Zealand

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Area
        total: 268,680 sq km         note: includes Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands         water: NA         land: 268,021 sq km

Population: 4,035,461 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups
        New Zealand European 74.5%

        Maori 9.7%        other European 4.6%        Pacific Islander 3.8%        Asian and others 7.4%

Capital: Wellington, population 350,000

Largest Cities
        Oakland – 1,110,000

        Hamilton – 170,000        Dunedin – 115,000

Official Language
        English (official)

        Maori (official) 

Religion
        Anglican 24%

        Presbyterian 18%        Roman Catholic 15%        Methodist 5%        Baptist 2%        other Protestant 3%        unspecified or none 33% (1986)

Political Status: Sovereign constitutional monarchy within the Commonwealth of Nations

Political system:  parliamentary democracy

GDP: purchasing power parity – $92.51 billion (2004 est.)

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $23,200 (2004 est.)


Annual growth:
4.8% (2004 est.)  

GDP – composition by sector
        agriculture: 4.6%

        industry: 27.4%         services: 68% (2004 est.)

Inflation:  2.4% (2004 est.)

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