World Country List. Country Name, Country Continent & Country Region. For complete country details, click on country name.

Complete details about New Zealand in Oceania with capital city Wellington

Country NameNew Zealand (New Zealand/Aotearoa)
Country CodeNZL
Capital CityWellington
ContinentOceania
RegionAustralia and New Zealand
Independence Year1907
Population3862000
Surface Area270534.0
Life Expectancy77.8 years
GNP54669.0 (old 64960.0)
Government FormConstitutional Monarchy

Spoken Languages

English [official]     (87.0%)
Maori     (4.3%)

Major Cities

Auckland, Auckland     (population 381800)
Christchurch, Canterbury     (population 324200)
Manukau, Auckland     (population 281800)
North Shore, Auckland     (population 187700)
Waitakere, Auckland     (population 170600)
Wellington, Wellington     (population 166700)
Dunedin, Dunedin     (population 119600)
Hamilton, Hamilton     (population 117100)
Lower Hutt, Wellington     (population 98100)

New Zealand's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: Wall Street JournalWed, 23 Jul 2014 22:37:27 -0700
New Zealand Raises Eyebrows With Dollar Talk

This photo taken on August 11, 2013 shows calves waiting to be fed on a dairy farm near Cambridge in New Zealand's Waikato region, known for its fertile land and dairy industry. The success of New Zealand dairy has boosted the value of the Kiwi dollar.   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Shanghai Daily (subscription)Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:26:15 -0700
Australia, New Zealand business leaders seek government cooperation on ... read full story


Publisher: Sydney Morning HeraldWed, 23 Jul 2014 22:37:30 -0700
New Zealand challenges Joe Hockey over rights for New Zealanders in Australia

New Zealand has officially raised concern over ?anomalies? for disabled children of New Zealanders living under Australia's social service system with Treasurer Joe Hockey. The unequal treatment of the more than 640,000 New Zealanders living in ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: TVNZTue, 22 Jul 2014 15:41:15 -0700
NZ economy 'envy of the world' - Australian Treasurer read full story


Publisher: New York TimesTue, 22 Jul 2014 08:52:13 -0700
At the Commonwealth Games, New Zealand Reigns in Sevens Rugby

WELLINGTON, New Zealand ? Since sevens rugby was introduced at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur in 1998, only one team has ever won gold: New Zealand. The mastermind behind those four gold medals, coach Gordon Tietjens, will again ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Express.co.ukWed, 23 Jul 2014 16:03:45 -0700
James Rodwell believes England Sevens can dethrone New Zealand at the ... read full story
Publisher: gulfnews.comMon, 21 Jul 2014 09:07:30 -0700
Commonwealth Games: New Zealand out to extend rugby sevens stranglehold read full story


Publisher: The GuardianWed, 23 Jul 2014 17:11:15 -0700
Wellington Phoenix shock West Ham in New Zealand friendly

In a clinical all-round performance, the New Zealand side illustrated the value of a full pre-season under manager Ernie Merrick and looked the more composed of the two sides. West Ham looked short of match fitness and were left to rue becoming the ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: YahooXtra Blogs (blog)Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:52:30 -0700
Wellingtonians urged to get behind double header read full story
Publisher: HITCWed, 23 Jul 2014 05:11:15 -0700
Newbie scores first goal but West Ham lose to New Zealand outfit read full story
Publisher: Radio SportWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:22:30 -0700
Football: Phoenix victorious over West Ham read full story

New Zealand Tweets

From @ydnascosilap38 on Thu Jul 24 12:55:48 EDT 2014 [F] We don't mean business, We mean PUBLIC SERVICE. NO TO DISCRMINATION ! #NotoSofitelDay12 #BoycottSofitelPHDay12 -New Zealand ME0425
From @w0wpatricia on Thu Jul 24 12:55:31 EDT 2014 @jasmiinenauta ?he's half Kiwi, half Scottish. Kiwi people are those indigenous to New Zealand.? hehehe
From @DivineDestWed on Thu Jul 24 12:55:30 EDT 2014 RT @luxury__travel: Skiing in Queenstown and Wanaka New Zealand http://t.co/HKsTCimsdt
From @znariX on Thu Jul 24 12:55:28 EDT 2014 RT @ydnascosilap38: [N] We don't mean business, We mean PUBLIC SERVICE. NO TO DISCRMINATION ! #NotoSofitelDay12 #BoycottSofitelPHDay12 ?
From @bbguesthouses on Thu Jul 24 12:55:26 EDT 2014 Skiing in Queenstown and Wanaka New Zealand http://t.co/TyCRUW9cF6 #travel #travelblog
From @CCKAshley on Thu Jul 24 12:55:16 EDT 2014 Leaving New Zealand for Brisbane. Nz trip ended for me. http://t.co/M9aeUFkKEG
From @cloooo101 on Thu Jul 24 12:55:13 EDT 2014 RT @Pix_Of_Earth: Mt. Egmont, New Zealand http://t.co/xDnJAKuhAW
From @ms_sno on Thu Jul 24 12:55:08 EDT 2014 RT @Slate: This New Zealand lake is so tranquil it's almost offensive--PHOTOS: http://t.co/0q8ywpKLt4 http://t.co/pWIThFdL0H
From @ShanielleW on Thu Jul 24 12:55:06 EDT 2014 RT @Pix_Of_Earth: Mt. Egmont, New Zealand http://t.co/xDnJAKuhAW
From @alucinando1 on Thu Jul 24 12:55:05 EDT 2014 RT @RKMovieNews: MAPS TO THE STARS at the New Zealand Film Festival, July 25th & 29th in Auckland, NZ, http://t.co/uUc3U8GcK5 http://t.co/e?
From @WorkHomeKiwi on Thu Jul 24 12:54:59 EDT 2014 Airlines quick off the mark to fly the Boeing 787-9 http://t.co/veSn9gyY8W
From @WorkHomeNZ on Thu Jul 24 12:54:58 EDT 2014 Airlines quick off the mark to fly the Boeing 787-9 http://t.co/wRrvvjwIZv
From @TheRealMFast on Thu Jul 24 12:54:51 EDT 2014 RT @Pix_Of_Earth: Mt. Egmont, New Zealand http://t.co/xDnJAKuhAW
From @ydnascosilap38 on Thu Jul 24 12:54:31 EDT 2014 [K] We don't mean business, We mean PUBLIC SERVICE. NO TO DISCRMINATION ! #NotoSofitelDay12 #BoycottSofitelPHDay12 -New Zealand ME0423
From @Wattsie_nz on Thu Jul 24 12:54:24 EDT 2014 RT @nzolympics: #makingusproud @Theflyingmullet Pieter Bulling, @Dylan_Kennett and Marc Ryan - First medal for New Zealand #Glasgow2014