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COUNTRY FACTS: New Zealand

COUNTRY FACTS: NEW ZEALAND

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Location: It is located South Pacific Ocean and Southeast of Australia

Size: It’s a little bit bigger than the UK and a little smaller than Sweden

Population: 4,500,000 people

Capital city: Wellington

Largest city: Auckland

Other main cities: Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown

Official languages: English, Māori

Climate: Huge difference from city to city but the North Island is generally warmer

When is summer? December, January, February and March

Average maximum temperature: 22 – 31º Celsius

When is winter? June, July, August.

Average maximum temperature: 9 – 15º Celsius

Time zone: New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day, 12 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

Ethnic mix: 65% European/Caucasian, 14% Maori, 9% Asian, 7% Pacific Islander, 5% Other, 1% Hobbit

Money New Zealand dollar = NZD = $

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