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Interesting Facts About New Zealand

Author: John Kevin

 

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beauties left on the face of the earth. The country has become one of the most adventurous and top most destinations for people who love nature. There are some interesting facts about New Zealand which are not renowned but are intriguing. Here are some of the most interesting and weird facts about New Zealand.

 

  • New Zealand, in 1907, was established as a dominion within the British Empire.
  • Polynesian, who arrived in 1250 AD were the first settlers of New Zealand.
  • Interesting facts about New Zealand is 80% of New Zealand was based on forest before the arrival of humans and now 30% of New Zealand land is forest.
  • The official languages of New Zealand are English and Maori Auckland is the biggest city of New Zealand populations wise. Almost one quarter of New Zealand's population lives in Auckland.
  • In 1893, New Zealand was the first country to have universal suffrage i.e. legal for male and female citizens to vote.
  • Interesting facts about New Zealand New Zealand annually perceives almost 14,000 Earthquakes but majority of them are minute.
  • Lord of the Rings was shot wholly in New Zealand.
  • 4.3 Million is the total population of New Zealand and interestingly there are 9 sheep to every 1 human in New Zealand.
  • After every 8minutes 13 seconds, there is one birth and after every 25 minute 49 seconds a net migration gain of one New Zealand resident.
  • Some interesting facts about the animals of New Zealand is earlier there were no predatory animals in New Zealand. Moreover, rabbits are considered as pests.
  • New Zealanders are often referred as Kiwis.
  • The first country to have three top positions of power held by women at the same time is New Zealand. Three positions are Prime Minister, Governor General and the Chief Justice.
  • Interesting facts about New ZealandThe wettest city of New Zealand is Auckland, Windiest is Christchurch and wellington the driest.
  • New Zealand has a much unexpected weather. You might have to carry a hoody or jackets while going to work in the morning when the sun is shining brightly.
  • Another Interesting facts about New Zealand New Zealand is a plastic nation. Almost all the transactions are made with a card in New Zealand.
  • Ernest Rutherford who was the father of Physics belongs to New Zealand and was awarded noble prize for his orbital theory of atom.
  • One weird fact about New Zealand is that it is a liberal nation as homosexual marriage is allowed.
  • Another Interesting facts about New Zealand To get the nationality of citizenship in New Zealand, One has to take an oath of loyalty to Queen Elizabeth.
  • 305 Meter long hill in New Zealand which has longest geographical name in the world Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu means "The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who traveled about, played his nose flute to his loved one."

 

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/travel-articles/interesting-facts-about-new-zealand-4816073.html

About the Author

Hello i am john an undergraduate student. i like to write articles on different topics.

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