The interesting facts about New Zealand

The interesting facts about New Zealand
New Zealand – a distant island country located close to Australia. Despite its small size and remoteness from the rest of the world, the Kingdom of New Zealand is one of the richest and most developed in the world. The country has an excellent infrastructure and a huge tourist potential, so today we will try to uncover the secrets of New Zealand and talk about interesting facts.

The interesting facts about New Zealand
  • 1. Maori – Eastern Polynesian settlers who came to this land in the period from 800 to 1300. According to popular legend, the Maori came from the Cook Islands.
  • 2. More than 10% of electricity is obtained from volcanic geothermal means heat and 55% of the hydropower plants.
  • 3. Earth New Zealand were first found in 1642 by the Dutch seafarer Abel Tasman. When the crew of his ship has landed on the shore, the local tribes (Maori) attacked and managed to kill several members of the team. After that, only in 1769 managed to get here English Captain James Cook, which included the country in British possessions.
  • Rest in New Zealand
  • 4. Queen Elizabeth II is the monarch of New Zealand. Her responsibilities include the ratification of laws approved by parliament.
  • 5. Interesting fact: New Zealand is one of three countries in the world with two official anthems. The first is “God Save the Queen” (the national anthem in English), and the second – “God, protect New Zealand.” Also, two hymns used in Denmark and Canada.
  • 6. New Zealand – the first country in the world where the 3 highest government positions are held by women.
  • 7. New Zealand is the most peaceful and secure country in the world – an interesting fact.
  • 8. 40% of families have only one child.
  • 9. Interesting fact: every year more than 400 earthquakes recorded in New Zealand!
  • 10. New Zealand can boast the highest quality agricultural products in the world.
  • 11. At 4.5 million. 2.5 million people there. Car.
  • 12. The world’s first bungee jump was held in Queenstown (New Zealand) in 1988.
  • 13. Five of the most popular sports in New Zealand rugby, golf, netball (women’s sport, is derived from basketball), football and cricket.
  • expanses of New Zealand
  • 14. The smallest kind of “Hector’s dolphin” dolphin found only off the coast of New Zealand.
  • 15. All the films of the trilogy “Lord of the Rings” was filmed in New Zealand – an interesting fact.
  • 16. About 56% of the population are adherents of Christianity, 35% – atheists, the remaining 11% are various religious groups and beliefs.
  • 17. About 70% of New Zealand’s population are of European origin, more than 14% – the indigenous Maori, 16% – Asian and Polynesian peoples.
  • 18. The average age is 36 years.
  • 19. Waikato – the longest river in New Zealand (425 km).
  • 20. The average life expectancy for men is 76 years and for women 81.
  • 21. Interesting fact: New Zealand – the birthplace of flightless Kiwi bird.
  • 22. The name of the country means “Land of the long white cloud”.
  • Nature New Zealand
  • 23. The eminent physicist of the XX century, Ernest Rutherford was born in New Zealand.
  • 24. Residents of the Kingdom first see the sunrise – an interesting fact.
  • 25. Mount Cook – the highest point of New Zealand. Its height is 3754 meters.
  • 26. The country is allowed to drive since 15 years.
  • 27. New Zealand – second in the world for the production of wool. On average, each inhabitant to 8 sheep.
  • 28. New Zealand can boast the most liberal media in the world.
  • 29. The area of the country is comparable with the UK or Japan and is 268 680 km2.
The interesting facts about New Zealand
A large collection of interesting facts about New Zealand in one article. Beautiful illustrations help you to better know this distant island countries.
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Date Published: 04/15/2016
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