|Time zone:||GMT +12 (New Zealand standard time)|
|Daylight savings:||GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in September; ends first Sunday in April|
|Main languages:||English, Maori|
New Zealand dollars (NZD)|
€1 = $0.00, $1 = $0.00, £1 = $1.00
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.nz||International Dialling Code: 64|
For help planning your trip to New Zealand including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our New Zealand trip planning page.
Further information on New Zealand
Discover more about New Zealand - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 268,680 sq km (0 sq km under water)
Coastline: 15,134 km (Pacific Ocean, Tasman Sea)
Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders
Highest mountain: Aoraki-Mount Cook (3,754m) - Climb this mountain!
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for New Zealand from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Full democracy||4/167|
|Press Freedom||Satisfactory situation||6/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Broad rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Low corruption||2/174|
Other Data & Links
Status: Independent Country
Population: 4,401,916 (rank: 125/196) Density: 16.3 people/sq km (rank: 165/196)
Ethnic groups: European 69.8%, Maori 7.9%, Asian 5.7%, Pacific islander 4.4%, other 0.5%, mixed 7.8%, unspecified 3.8% (2001 census)
Religions: Anglican 14.9%, Roman Catholic 12.4%, Presbyterian 10.9%, Methodist 2.9%, Pentecostal 1.7%, Baptist 1.3%, other Christian 9.4%, other 3.3%, unspecified 17.2%, none 26% (2001 census)
GDP (PPP): $136 billion GDP per capita: $30,400 (rank: 32/195)