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Capital : Wellington
Language :  Maori, New Zealand Sign, English
Currency :  New Zealand Dollar
Population : 4 732 770
Area : 270 467 km2

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New Zealand facts

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the first Sunday of April.

2. 31% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. This country has more than 3,250,000 motor vehicles (700 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. The top-level national domain is .nz . There are over 512 900 websites with this extension.

5. The most popular pages with the .nz extension are google.co.nz, mega.co.nz, and trademe.co.nz.

6. In this country there are over 94 160 km of paved roads including over 199 km of express roads (0.15% of all roads in the world).

7. The country has 123 airports, 39 of the paved surface.

8. In this country there are more than 4 128 km of railway tracks.

9. A pack of cigarettes costs around 16 New Zealand dollars, which is almost PLN 43 per Polish currency. It is expected that by 2020 this price may rise to $ 25.

10. On Thursdays in pubs and clubs you can find almost as many guests as on Saturday – people are happy that tomorrow is Friday!

11. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 8.7 Mb / s, and the maximum is 42 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

12. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II.

13. Political system – constitutional monarchy.


Geography in New Zealand

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1. In Gisborne there is an airport with a runway through which the railway track passes.

2. The sources of Waikoropup near Nelson contain the purest spring water in the world. Their capacity is 2,160,000 liters of water per day.

3. It is an island country, no land borders.

4. Lake Frying Pan, near Rotorua, meaning Lake Patelnia, is the world’s largest source of hot water, which reaches at the deepest point of 200 °C.

5. Probably the longest geographical name in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu – means one of the hills in New Zealand with a height of 305 meters.

6. In 2001, New Zealand decided to accept Tuvalu residents in the event of a threat of flooding by the ocean.

7. The country is 1.2 times smaller than Poland.

8. The longest river is Waikato, 434 km.

9. The highest peak is Mount Cook, 3,754 m above sea level.

10. In New Zealand there are 113710 km2 of agricultural land (43% of the country).

11. The highest located city in the country is National Park Village.

12. 83422 km2 of the country is covered by forests (31.8%)

96. The nearest capital in a straight line from Wellington is Canberra (Australia) – 2327 km.

97. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Wellington is Madrid (Spain) – 19854 km.


Finance in New Zealand

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1. The minimum wage is USD 14.75 per hour (data from 2015).

2. The amount of income tax in New Zealand is 28%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 33%, and for companies 28% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 15% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 1.5%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 211 371 000 000 (PLN 904 667 880 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 206,000,000,000 (PLN 881 680,000,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 30.4% of GDP, which is about: $ 64 256 784 000 (PLN 275 019 035 520),
2018 year was 22.2 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 45,732,000,000 (PLN 195,732,960,000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 9,850 (PLN 42,158).

8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 189 800,000,000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 182 603 000 000 .

9. The country has 2018 over $19,949,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.13% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).


Law in New Zealand

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1. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille. Persons under 20 – 0.0 promile.

2. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 50 to 70 km / h.

3. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed ranges from 80 to 100 km / h.

4. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

5. Men and women can retire at the age of 65.

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 33%, and for companies 28% (2018).

7. The tax on goods and services is 15% (2018).

8. In New Zealand, you can get permission to use a jetpack. For now, this is a expensive toy that costs about $100,000.

9. In New Zealand, adulthood is reached at the age of 20.

10. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 20.

11. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 12 days.

12. The last death penalty was made in 1957.

13. In this country homosexual marriages are legal from August 19, 2013.


Education in New Zealand

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 12 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 5.

3. The average IQ level is 99.

4. In this country there is 1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 46 428 people).


Work in New Zealand

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1. The minimum wage is USD 14.75 per hour (data from 2015).

2. The amount of income tax in New Zealand is 28%.

3. Men and women can retire at the age of 65.

4. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 4.5% .

5. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is $4,960 (NZD).

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 33%, and for companies 28% (2018).

7. Nelson was the first city in the world to introduce an eight-hour working day.

8. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 12 days.

9. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in New Zealand

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1. The city of Dunedin has the steepest street in the world. It is 350 meters long and 35% inclined.

2. In this country there are over 47 million sheep, which gives an average of about 12 sheep per person.

3. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

4. In this country lives the oldest driver in the world – 106 year old Bob Edwards, who car has been running for 88 years.

5. Nelson was the first city in the world to introduce an eight-hour working day.

6. The sources of Waikoropup near Nelson contain the purest spring water in the world. Their capacity is 2,160,000 liters of water per day.

7. Lake Frying Pan, near Rotorua, meaning Lake Patelnia, is the world’s largest source of hot water, which reaches at the deepest point of 200 °C.

8. Probably the longest geographical name in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu – means one of the hills in New Zealand with a height of 305 meters.

9. The longest river is Waikato, 434 km.

10. The highest peak is Mount Cook, 3,754 m above sea level.

11. The highest located city in the country is National Park Village.

12. The lowest temperature: 25.6 °C was measured in Ranfurly.

13. The highest temperature: 42.4 °C was measured in Rangiora.


Army in New Zealand

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 84 place,
2018 > year – 89 place.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – 8,500 professional and 2,500 reservists,
2018 year – 9,000 professional and 2300 reservists.

3. Number of equipment:
2014 year – 0 tanks, 92 > armored vehicles, 59 jet aircraft and 29 helicopters,
2018 year – 0 tanks, 155 armored vehicles, 50 jets and 22 helicopters.

4. Army spending:
2014 year – $ 1,800,000,000 (PLN 7,704,000,000),
2018 year – $ 1,870,000,000 (PLN 8,003,600,000).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 30 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> 30 ships.


Society in New Zealand

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1. 2 New Zealanders accumulated assets greater than a billion American dollars.

2. In New Zealand, an average person consumes about 10.9 liters of pure alcohol per year.

3. The most beer is drunk – 38%, then wine – 34%, spirit – 15%, and other alcoholic beverages – 13%.

4. In 2013, 253 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

5. Men and women can retire at the age of 65.

6. The average IQ level is 99.

7. 28% of adults living in this country are overweight.

8. In this country, women having their first child on average 27.8 years old.

9. A woman gives birth to 2 children on average.

10. In this country, over 4,162,000 (2015) 4 084 520 (2018) people have access to internet (around 88% of the population).

11. About 2,800,000 (2015) 3,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

12. The population density is 16 people / km².

13. The main religion is Christianity, 45%.

15. Three New Zealand citizens received the Nobel Prize.

16. The average age people living in this country is 37.7 years old.

17. In this country there are around:
927 000 people (19.87%) in the age range 0-14 years.
3 056 000 people (65.51%) in the age range 15-64 years.
682 100 people (14.62%) over 65 years old.

18. In this country, about 62,000 children are born each year (1.3% of the population), and about 34 300 people die (0.7% of the population).

19. 226 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

20. 86% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

21. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 48 cigarettes a month.

22. The average life expectancy in this country is 81.6 years (women – 83.3 years and men – 79.7 years).


Symbols of New Zealand

1. The hymn of New Zealand is in Maori language.

2. The national animal is a kiwi bird.

3. In the local Maori language New Zealand is called Aotearoa which means ‘a country of a long white cloud’

4. New Zealand is one of only three countries that has two official national anthems. One of them is “God Save the Queen” and the other “God Defend New Zealand”.

5. The national fruit is kiwi.


History of New Zealand

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1. On November 25, 1947, the Kingdom of New Zealand was created.

2. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1893.

3. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.

4. New Zealand was the first in the world to admit women to the parliamentary elections in 1893.

5. New Zealander Richard William Pearse took his first flight by plane two years before the brothers. On March 31, 1902, on a plane he made, he flew 91 m over the field near Timaru.


Language in New Zealand

1. In the local Maori language New Zealand is called Aotearoa which means ‘a country of a long white cloud’

2. Probably the longest geographical name in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu – means one of the hills in New Zealand with a height of 305 meters.


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What is the highest peak in New Zealand?

The highest peak in New Zealand is Mount Cook (3754 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in New Zealand?

The largest river in New Zealand is Waikato, 434 km.

answer: Marta


What New Zealand has national colors?

National colors: black.

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What is the national animal?

The national animal is a kiwi bird.

answer: Marta


What is the national sport?

The national sport is rugby.

answer: Marta


What countries borders New Zealand?

It is an island country, no terrestrial borders.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 37.7 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is USD 14.75 per hour (data from 2015).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in New Zealand?

The population density is 18 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 42.4 ° C was measured in Rangiora.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: 25.6 ° C was measured in Ranfurly.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18. In supermarkets, alcohol has been sold for 20 years.

answer: Marta