Country: New Zealand

Population: 4,115,771

Capital: Wellington

Time Zone: UTC+12

Currency Name: New Zealand dollar (NZD)

Government Type: Parliamentary democracy

Languages: English (official), Maori (official), Sign Language (official)

Ethnic Breakdown: European 69.8%, Maori 7.9%, Asian 5.7%, Pacific islander 4.4%, other 0.5%, mixed 7.8%, unspecified 3.8%

Religion: 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%

Major Cities: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

Phone Country Code: 64

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Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: November - April

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: I

Major Holidays: January 1-2 (New Year's Day), February 6 (Waitangi Day), Easter, April 25 (ANZAC Day), Queen's Birthday, Labor Day, December 25 (Christmas Day), December 26 (Boxing Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Fiordland National Park is referred to as the lambing capital of the world.