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Lake Mapourika, New ZealandLake Mapourika, New Zealand
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authorshipRichard Palmer
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New Zealand (Maori: Aotearoa) is an island nation in the southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean. It comprises two main islands, called simply the North Island and the South Island, and a number of small islands. It covers 268,021 sq km (103,483 sq mi) and has a population of 4.4 million people. The capital is Wellington while the biggest city is Auckland.

Main Cities of New Zealand

Regions of New Zealand

  1. Auckland Region
  2. Bay of Plenty
  3. Canterbury
  4. Gisborne
  5. Hawke's Bay
  6. Manawatu-Wanganui
  7. Marlborough
  8. Nelson Region
  9. Northland
  10. Otago
  11. Southland
  12. Taranaki
  13. Tasman
  14. Waikato
  15. Wellington Region
  16. West Coast

World Heritage Sites in New Zealand

New Zealand ratified the World Heritage Convention on 22 November, 1984. As of August 2010, it has three World Heritage Sites, two in the natural category and one in the mixed category. New Zealand also has another eight sites on the World Heritage Tentative List.

Sites in New Zealand on the World Heritage Tentative List

  1. Auckland Volcanic Fields (2007)
  2. Waters and seabed of Fiordland (Te Moana O Atawhenua) (2007)
  3. Kahurangi National Park, Farewell Spit and Canaan karst system (2007)
  4. Kerikeri Basin historic precinct (2007)
  5. Kermadec Islands and Marine reserve (2007)
  6. Napier Art Deco historic precinct (2007)
  7. Whakarua Moutere (North East Islands) (2007)
  8. Waitangi Treaty Grounds historic precinct (2007)

Climate of New Zealand

New Zealand generally experiences a maritime climate, although there are vast regional variations in climate. The Central Otago region is semi arid, receiving just 300 mm of rainfall per year, while the western face of the Southern Alps receive as much as 8000 mm. Temperature in Auckland varies from an average high of 24°C in February to a low of 7°C in July.

Champagne Pool, Wai-O-Tapu, near RotoruaChampagne Pool, Wai-O-Tapu, near Rotorua
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authorshipChristian Mehlführer
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Sunrise at Cape CampbellSunrise at Cape Campbell
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authorshipPhillip Capper
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