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New Zealand information

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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

1. On November 25, 1947, the Kingdom of New Zealand was created.
2. The population density is 16 people / km².
3. The country is 1.2 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Christianity, 45%.
5. The longest river is Waikato, 434 km.
6. The national fruit is kiwi.
7. The head of the state is Queen Elisabeth II.
9. The highest peak is Mount Cook, 3,754 m above sea level.
10. Political system – constitutional monarchy.
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11. New Zealand was the first in the world to admit women to the parliamentary elections in 1893.

12. 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.

Author: Turyst

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

14. 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.

15. 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.

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

17. A pack of cigarettes costs about $16 New Zealand. It is predicted that by 2020 this price may increase to $25.

Author: MR

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

19. 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”.

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

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

Author: MR

22. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 84 place,
      – 2018 year – 89 place.

23. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 8,500 professional and 2,500 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 9,000 professional and 2,300 reservists.

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

25. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $1,800,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $1,870,000,000 .

26. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 of the year it was about 30 ships, in 2018 the year is about 30 ships.

Author: Wojak

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

Author: alfa

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

Author: Fakty

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

Author: Fakty

30. In 2010, the Polish Mint minted 8,000 pieces of occasional one-dollar coins with the image of the Bear of Uszatek, commissioned by the island of Niue in New Zealand.

Autor: ciekawy

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

Autor: Milan

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

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

Autor: Klaudia

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

Autor: Klaudia

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

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

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

38. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 4.5% .

Autor: Daria

39. 2 New Zealanders accumulated assets greater than a billion American dollars.

40. The richest of them is Graeme Hart with assets worth over $6.9 billion.

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

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

Autor: AlkoWorld

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

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

45. The average IQ level is 99.

Autor: EduKacJa

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

Autor: Reebeka

47. The national animal is a kiwi bird.

Autor: Kos

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

Autor: Wilga

49. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise by one hour) is the first Sunday of April.

Autor: Adrianna

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

Autor: AutoMania

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

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

53. 31% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

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

55. In this country, over 3,250,000 motor vehicles are registered (700 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Autor: AutoMania

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

Autor: Leah

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

Autor: Marlène

58. In this country there are 123 airports, 39 with paved surface.

59. In this country there are over 4 128 km of railway tracks.

Autor: Marlène

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

Autor: NET

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

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

Autor: NET

63. The country’s top-level domain is .nz . There are over 512,600 websites with such an extension.

Autor: http

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

Autor: http

65. 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).

Autor: Vinamra

66. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $211 371 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $206,000,000,000 .

67. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 30.4% GDP, or around: $64 256 784 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 22.2% GDP, or around: $45,732,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $9,850.

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

Autor: Komornik

69. 28% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Autor: Łasuch

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

Autor: VViki

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

Autor: Tęczowy

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

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

Autor: weather

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

Autor: medi

75. Three New Zealand citizens received the Nobel Prize.

Autor: redsun

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

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

78. A woman gives birth to 2 children on average

Autor: Nadia

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

80. 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.

81. 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).

Autor: Sara19

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

83. 226 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

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

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

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

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

Autor: Statyk

88. The work week is 40 hours.

89. 86% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

90. 83422 km2 of the country is covered by forests (31.8%)

Autor: Statyk

91. The last death penalty was made in 1957.

Autor: Statyk

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

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

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

Autor: Fan%

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

Autor: Daria

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 is the largest lake in New Zealand?
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What is the national dish?
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What New Zealand has national colors?
National colors: black.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
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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 motto of this country?
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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