English Grammar Online … the fun way to learn English!

New Zealand - Fact Sheet

Maori name:Aotearoa (= land of the white cloud)
Capital:Wellington
Size:270,534 kmĀ²
Population:3.5 million
Borders:no direct borders; surrounded by sea (South Pacific)
Currency:New Zealand Dollar
Official languages:English, Maori
Nationality / People:A person of New Zealand nationality is a New Zealander.
Local time:06:20 NZST (Sunday, 3rd July 2022)

Other interesting facts:

The country's nearest neighbour is Australia, which lies more than 1,600 km northwest of New Zealand. New Zealand comprises two main islands (North Island and South Island) and a number of small islands, some of which are hundreds of kilometres from the main islands.

More Info

Christmas in New Zealand Level: lower intermediateLevel 2