QUICK FACTS ABOUT NEW ZEALAND
Population: 4.4 million
Currency: New Zealand Dollar
Per Capita Income: $ 12,639.4 per person
Existing Indian Students: Over 11,500
Higher Education Institutes: Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington
Major Language: English, Maori are the official languages
Location: Located in the Southern Hemisphere, lying to the south of the Pacific Ocean. New Zealand is situated east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and South of the Pacific Islandnations of New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga.
Major Cities: Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city and also one of the major ones. Other major cities are Auckland, Christchurch, North Shore, Waitakere, Hamilton & Dunedin.
Climate: Mild temperatures, moderately high rainfall, many hours of sunshine throughout most of the country. Climate dominated by two main geographical features namely, mountains and the sea.
Economy: Substantial hydroelectric power and natural gas reserves. Leading manufacturing sectors are food processing, wood and paper products and metal fabrication. New Zealand and Australia are trading partners in CER.
Culture: New Zealand has a very unique and dynamic culture. The culture of its indigenous Maori people affects the language, the arts, and even the accents of all New Zealanders. Their place in the South Pacific, and their love of the outdoors, sport, and the arts make New Zealanders and their culture unique in the world.