Interesting facts

  • 4.5 million Inhabitants, of which 1/3 lives in the exciting and most vibrant metropolis: Auckland
  • NZ is multicultural as many Kiwis are either immigrants or their descendants
  • Sir Edmund Hillary – the first man to reach the peak of Mount Everest (with his climbing partner Tenzing Norgay) was a New Zealander (born in Auckland) and his face is on the New Zealand $5 bill
  • Only 5% of NZ’s population is human- the rest are animals.
  • No part of the country is more than 128km (79 miles) from the sea.
  • NZ is the least corrupt nation in the world (tied with Denmark), according to the Corruptions Perception Index.
  • In 1893, New Zealand became the first country to give women the right to vote.

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