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Lake Tekapo - New Zealand
Lake Tekapo - New Zealand

Lake Tekapo

Picturesque by day and dazzling by night, Lake Tekapo is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, making it the perfect spot for stargazing.
Photo by Tobias Keller

NEW ZEALAND

Oceania

NEW ZEALAND

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Oceania

New Zealand Travel Information

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    Key facts

    Capital:

    Wellington

    Location:

    Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia

    Currency:

    New Zealand dollars (NZD)

    Area:

    268,838 sq km

    Population:

    4,991,442 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:

    English (de facto official) 95.4%, Maori (de jure official) 4%, Samoan 2.2%, Northern Chinese 2%, Hindi 1.5%, French 1.2%, Yue 1.1%, New Zealand Sign Language (de jure official) 0.5%, other or not stated 17.2% (2018 est.)

    Religion:

    Christian 37.3% (Catholic 10.1%, Anglican 6.8%, Presbyterian and Congregational 5.2%, Pentecostal 1.8%, Methodist 1.6%, Church of Jesus Christ 1.2%, other 10.7%), Hindu 2.7%, Maori 1.3%, Muslim, 1.3%, Buddhist 1.1%, other religion 1.6% (includes Judaism, Spiritualism and New Age religions, Baha'i, Asian religions other than Buddhism), no religion 48.6%, objected to answering 6.7% (2018 est.)

    TimeZone:

    UTC+12

    Tel Code:

    +64

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