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General


Population: 4,290,347 (2011)
Land Area: 268,680 sq km
Natural Resources: Natural gas, iron ore, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold, limestone
Capital: Wellington
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: John Key (2008)
Head of Government: aaa (2011)
Languages: English, Maori, Sign language
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Major 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%
Major Ethnicities: European 69.8%, Maori 7.9%, Asian 5.7%, Pacific Islander 4.4%, Other 0.5%, Mixed 7.8%, Unspecified 3.8%
Life Expectancy: 80.59 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 138 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 119.2 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 28,000 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 2.1% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 4.6%, Industry 24%, Services 71.4% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 7%, Industry 19%, Services 74% (2006)
Industries: Food processing, wood and paper products, textiles, machinery, transportation equipment, banking and insurance, tourism, mining
Agriculture Products: Dairy products, lamb and mutton; wheat, barley, potatoes, pulses, fruits, vegetables, wool; fish
Human Development Index: 0.908 (5th)
Tourism Revenue: 2.92 billion (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 6.5% (2010)

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Army Size: 8 660 (2004)
Budget: 1% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

New Zealand is located in the Pacific Ocean. Its location makes it geographically isolated being 2000 km away from Australia. New Zealand has one of the freest economies in the worlds, and depends heavily on free trade. The largest sector is the services sector.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: New Zealand
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: New Zealand
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/NZL.html

Updated on: December 26, 2011