The New Zealand Commonwealth is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean. It lies in the Southern Hemisphere, about 1,500 km south-east of Australia, between the islands of the South Pacific in Oceania. It consists mainly of two large and many small islands. New Zealand's capital is Wellington. The Area of the Country is; 270.534 km2. Neighbors; New Zealand is an island and it is adjacent to Australia, Fiji, Norfolk Island and Tonga by sea.
New Zealand Cities
New Zealand phone code: +64
New Zealand Currency: New Zealand Dollar
Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Christchurch, Queenstown,
New Zealand Economics
New Zealand is a country of agriculture. Wheat, barley and oats are the most important agricultural products. Livestock is quite developed. It is one of the few countries in the world for sheep and cattle breeding.
New Zealand has also developed in terms of industry. The trade relations with the UK have given the control of the industrial sector to the UK. The main industries are food, textile, paper, steel, oil, petroleum products and aluminum. Close to 35% of the country's population is in the field of industry and trade.
New Zealand is surrounded by the ocean. Therefore, fishing has been a very important source of income. Swordfish and tuna fish are hunted abundantly. Whale fishing is also available.
Forest products are another important source of income in the country. It has more kauri, cedar and conifer trees.
The mining industry in New Zealand has evolved. Most coal and natural gas are obtained. Oil is only able to cover 3% of the country's needs. New Zealand has many rich rivers, lakes and natural resources. Therefore, the number and capacity of hydroelectric power plants is quite high.
In New Zealand, sea, air and rail transport is highly developed.
Tourism is an important source of income for New Zealand.
New Zealand Export Products
Concentrated Milk, Sheep and Goat Flesh, Rough Tree, Frozen Beef Meat and Butter, wool, fur, leather and fish are the most important export products. In addition, timber, animals, fruits, canned and live animals are exported.
New Zealand Import Products
There are Crude Oil, Refined Oil, Petroleum Products, Delivery Trucks and Computers. It buys bauxite, iron, steel, plastic goods, automobiles and machinery.
Countries Exported by New Zealand
China, Australia, United States, Japan and Great Britain.
New Zealand Import Countries
China, Australia, United States, Japan and Germany.
New Zealand’s Living Nations
New Zealand creates two types of people. The first one is the native Maori people. The other is European whites, who later came to the country. Today, this distinction is unnoticeable. Europeans are typically British, Irish or Scottish.
New Zealand’s Spoken Languages
Official languages are English, Maorice, New Zealand Sign Language.