New Zealand is one of the 14 countries that make up Oceania, with a population of almost 4 million people, spread over two islands: the North and South Island. 60% of the population is concentrated in two cities on the North Island, Auckland and Wellington, its capital.
New Zealand is located in the Southeast of the Pacific Ocean, in the middle point between the Equator line and the South Pole, and 1600 kilometers to the east of Australia.
New Zealand has a mild oceanic climate due to the seas that surround it. The highest temperatures are usually recorded in the country’s northern zone, with a tropical summer, whilst there is intense snow during the winter in the Southern Alps (South Island) and the mountains in the centre of North Island.
The official currency of New Zealand is the New Zealand dollar, or Kiwi dollar, and its economy, principally based on business, gives it one of the highest living standards in the world.
New Zealand’s isolated geographic location has contributed to the development of different unique vegetable and animal species. Human activity in the country has caused the extinction and disappearance of numerous animal species since the country was founded.
One of the most popular animals in New Zealand is the kiwi, which has become a national icon.
If you move to New Zealand there are many places that you will be able to visit, but if you are a fan of The Lord of the Rings, you’re in luck, because it is over the length of this country that Peter Jackson decided to capture the main scenes of the film.