Geographical situation New Zealand is an island country located in the southwestern Pacific ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses ‒ that of the north and south islands ‒ and numerous smaller islands. Total area is 268,021 km2
Flag and coat of arms.
The Capital The capital of New Zealand is Wellington.
Population Population is near 4,500,000 people.
Landscape Landscape of New Zealand is different. There are many hills, mountains and plains.
Rivers and lakes There are many small rivers and lakes in New Zealand. The biggest lakes are Taupo and Haruoko.
Mountains The main mountains are Mount Cook and Mount Tasman.
Famous people Chemist and physicist Ernest Rutherford was born August 30, 1871, in Spring Grove, New Zealand. A pioneer of nuclear physics and the first to split the atom, Rutherford was awarded the 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his theory of atomic structure.
Peter Jackson is most well-known for his film adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, which has won numerous awards. This films were shooting in New Zealand.