Geography New Zealand is an island country in the Southwest Pacific Ocean. It lies about 1600 kilometres southeast of Australia, its nearest continental neighbour. New Zealand belongs to Polynesia, a large island group. The country consists of two main islands The North Island and the South Island and several dozen much smaller islands. The population is 4.1 million. New Zealand is a beautiful country of snowcapped mountains, green lowlands, beaches and many lakes and waterfalls. No place is more than 130 kilometres from the coast. Lakes, rivers, and waterfalls are found throughout New Zealand. Most of the lakes lie in the volcanic plateu of the North Island and in glacial valleys near the Southern Alps of the South Isaland. On both islands the rivers rise in the mountains and flow down to the sea
state of Colorado. North Island is volcanically active with three active volcanoes. South Island has the high snow covered mountain peaks and glaciers of the Southern Alps, a range running almost 500Km along the Island. The longest river is the Waikato on North Island (425 Km), the largest inland stretch of water is Lake Taupo also on North Island (607 sq Km) and the highest point is Mount Cook on South Island (3754 m). Over 75% of New Zealand is above 200m. Land use is broken down to about: forested 30% - meadows and pastures 50% - agricultural and under permanent cultivation 15% . Sheep and cattle graze on the rich farmland around Hamilton and New Plymouth in North Island and around Dunedin and Invercargill on South Island. It lies just west of the International Date Line and is among the first into the new millennium. People : New Zealand has a population of around 3.65 million.
o Next to the Australia About Capital-Wellington Largest city-Auckland Government-Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy • Monarch - Queen Elizabeth II • Governor-general - Jerry Mateparae • Prime minister - John Key About Area-268,021 km2 Population-4,509,461 ( January 2014 ) Anthem-"God Defend New Zealand„ New Zealanders are calling their country Aotearoa. History o Māori were the first to arrive in New Zealand, journeying in canoes from Hawaiki about 1,000 years ago. A Dutchman, Abel Tasman, was the first European to sight the country In 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, an agreement between the British Crown and Maori Nature New Zealand is made up of two main islands and a number of smaller islands The South Island is the largest landmass of New Zealand New Zealand has a mild and temperate maritime climate with mean annual temperatures ranging from 10 °C in
These settlers developed into a distinct culture known as Mori First European Abel Janszoon Tasman in 1642 British explorer James Cook in 176871 Culture and sports Large festivals are held in celebration of Diwali and Chinese New Year. The world's largest Polynesian festival, Pasifika, is an annual event in Auckland. Diwaliis a major Indian and Nepalese holiday. Popular sports are rugby, cricket, bowls, netball, soccer, golf , swimming and tennis. New Zealand has won more Olympic gold medals than any other country. Main tourist attractions Mount Cook Mount Ruapehu and Lake Taupo White Island Bay of Islands Things to do in New Zealand Birdwatching Black Water rafting Bungee Jump in Auckland Swimming with dolphins in Kaikoura Whale watching Shark cage diving White water sledging and dam dropping Interesting facts To become a New Zealand citizen, you must swear an oath of loyalty to Queen Elizabeth.
Misso Keskkool New Zealand Precis Compiler: Maiki Joakit Instructor: Mailis Teppo Misso 2011 New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island), and numerous smaller islands, most notably Stewart Island/Rakiura and the Chatham Islands. The indigenous Mori language name for New Zealand is Aotearoa, commonly translated as land of the long white cloud. Population (1998): 3,801,000.New Zealand is notable for its geographic isolation; it is
New Zealand Evelin & Pilleriin New Zealand 2 islands Sheep Earthquake Summer~winter Legend Fished from the sea Youngest country The Maori The Maori AotearoaLand of the Long White Cloud Farming and hunting By 1,800 about 100,000 Maori European Migration Abel Tasman 1642 He never set foot on New Zealand 1840 treaty was signed Colony of Britain Whalers and missionaires Interesting facts 9 sheep to every 1 human Wellington is the southernmost capital city in the world Last major landmass to be populated A kiwi Famous people Ernest Rutherfordfather of nuclear physics for his orbital theory of the atom Sir Edmund Hillary Russell Crowe Thank You for listening! http://listverse
Tartu Secondary School of Business New Zealand Report Kati-Liis Karu 10.A - I group TARTU 2009 Contents 1. Introduction ...................................................................................................3 2. Area. Population. Climate.........................................................................................4 3. Economy. Largest Cities..................................
New Zealand has an exceptionally long coastline compared to the size of the country (over 15,000 km) which makes it almost the same size as the mainland USA's coastline. Even though New Zealand is only about the same size as Colorado, the large coastline is possible because it is extremely iregular and indented. New Zealand's coastline is packed with deep coves, bays, intricate harbours, long sounds, and steep fiords. Its territorial waters stretch from the sub-tropical through to the sub-antarctic. Both islands tend to have better swimming beaches on their eastern coasts and the further north you go. The west coasts of both islands are quite rugged with cliffs and more unsettled