NEW ZEALAND Made by Andrea.
New Zealand Facts - Overview • Population: 4.2 million • Capital: Wellington • Major languages: English, Maori • Major religion: Christianity • Life expectancy: 76 years (men), 81 years (women) • Monetary unit: 1 New Zealand dollar ($NZ) = 100 cents • Main exports: Wool, food and dairy products, wood and paper products • Internet domain: .nz • International dialling code: +64
more • Highest point: Mount Cook (3,754 m or 12313 ft.) • Deepest lake: Lake Hauroko (462 m 1515 ft.) • Largest lake: Lake Taupo (606 km or 234 miles) • Longest river: Waikato River (425 km or 264 miles long) • Largest glacier: Tasman Glacier (29 km or 18 miles long) • Deepest cave: Nettlebed, Mount Arthur (889 m or 2916 ft.) • Length of coastline: 15,811 km (9824 miles) • Biggest city: Auckland ( 1.2 million people)
Sport Cricket and rugby are important sports. The national rugby team is called All Blacks. And in the mountain's you can go skiing.
the political system and government. New Zealand is a parliamentary democracy led by a prime minister. The British monarch is head of state but has no real influence. Wellington is the capital – the southernmost national capital in the world. In 1893 New Zealand became the first country to give women the same voting rights as men.
Language and geography The official language are Maori and English. New Zealand consist of two main islands called the North and South Islands. There also a number of smaller islands.
South and North North Island South Island • It is the largest island, and is divided along its length by the Southern Alps. There are 18 peaks of more than 3000 meters in the South Island. • It is less mountainous than the South. The tallest North Island mountain, Mount Ruapehu (2797 m), is an active cone volcano.
The Maori's and white The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand. New Zealand is one of the last areas of the Earth settled by humans. The Maori came first, from Polynesia, between 800-1300 AD. The first Europeans were Abel Tasman (1642) and Captain James Cook (1769). 80% are of European- mainly British and Irish – descent. The rest of the populations made up of Maoris (8%), Asians (6%). About 80% of the population lives in cities. The Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840, giving sovereignty of New Zealand to Britain.
Money Like most other highly developed countries, New Zealand has an economy in which the service sector is most important. Manufacturing comes next, and then farming (especially sheep farming) and mining. kick on the star to see more about their money.
Fame • The lord of the rings films were made in New Zealand’s beautiful Scenery. • All Blacks. Rugby team. • Buildings: klick on the house