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New Zealand
Aotearoa
FlagCoat of arms
Anthem: 
Location of New Zealand and the Ross Dependency
Location of New Zealand and the Ross Dependency
CapitalWellington
41°17′S174°27′E / 41.283°S 174.450°E / -41.283; 174.450
Largest cityAuckland
Official languages
Ethnic groups
Demonym
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional monarchy
 - MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
 - Governor-GeneralSir Jerry Mateparae
 - Prime MinisterJohn Key
LegislatureParliament
(House of Representatives)
Independence from the United Kingdom
 - New Zealand Constitution Act 185217 January 1853 
 - Dominion26 September 1907 
 - Statute of Westminster Adoption Act 194725 November 1947 
 - Constitution Act 198613 December 1986 
Area
 - Total268,021 km2 (75th)
103,483 sq mi
 - Water (%)1.6[n 4]
Population
 - June 2013 estimate4,468,200[7] (122nd)
 - 2013 census4,242,048[8]
 - Density16.5/km2 (202nd)
42.7/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
 - Total$122.193 billion[9]
 - Per capita$30,804[9]
GDP (nominal)2013 estimate
 - Total$182.9 billion[9]
 - Per capita$40,884[9]
Gini (1997)36.2[10]
medium
HDI (2013)Increase 0.919[11]
very high ·6th
CurrencyNew Zealand dollar (NZD)
Time zoneNZST[n 5](UTC+12)
 - Summer (DST)NZDT (UTC+13)
(Sep to Apr)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Drives on theleft
Calling code+64
ISO 3166 codeNZ
Internet TLD.nz

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 26, 2012


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