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Maps of New Zealand show the location of major cities and regions in New Zealand. Check out our interactive maps of New Zealand.

Auckland

Auckland

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Christchurch

Christchurch

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Queenstown

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Rotorua

Rotorua

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Wellington

Wellington

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 new zealand thematic maps
Country (long form) none
Capital Wellington
Total Area 103,737.93 sq mi
268,680.00 sq km
(about the size of Colorado)
Population 3,864,129 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 4,842,397
Languages English (official), Maori
Literacy 99% total, N/A% male, N/A% female (1980 est.)
Religions Anglican 24%, Presbyterian 18%, Roman Catholic 15%, Methodist 5%, Baptist 2%, other Protestant 3%, unspecified or none 33% (1986)
Life Expectancy 75.01 male, 81.1 female (2001 est.)
Government Type parliamentary democracy
Currency 1 New Zealand dollar (NZ$) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita) $17,700 (2000 est.)
Industry food processing, wood and paper products, textiles, machinery, transportation equipment, banking and insurance, tourism, mining
Agriculture wheat, barley, potatoes, pulses, fruits, vegetables; wool, beef, dairy products; fish
Arable Land 9%
Natural Resources natural gas, iron ore, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold, limestone
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Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand, the nation's capital. The city is at the southern tip of the North Island.

History of New Zealand

According to legends of the Maoris, their ancestors came to New Zealand in six canoes during the 14th century.