New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is mainly made up of two islands – North Island and South Island and 700 other smaller islands.
English is the main language of this country. We Indians know this country mostly because of cricket.
Let us tell you 23 interesting facts about New Zealand country-
|Official Language||English and Maori|
|Currency||New Zealand Dollar(NZD)|
23 Interesting Facts About New Zealand
1. New Zealand is the first country to give women the right to vote. In New Zealand, women got the right to vote in the year 1893.
2. New Zealand is at number one in terms of starting a business the fastest , it takes only one day to start any business here.
3. In almost every country, pharmaceutical companies are prohibited from advertising drugs for major physical problems , but this is not the case in New Zealand and America .
4. New Zealand is a country made up of two large and many small islands . Even though the North Island of the two largest islands is smaller than the South Island, 75 percent of the country’s population lives on the North Island. The area of the country is about 2,68,000 sq km, which is slightly less than our state of Andhra Pradesh.
5. In the year 1999, a eunuch named Georgina Beyer, who had previously been in prostitution , became the first eunuch in the world to become a member of the Parliament of a country .
6. New Zealand is also called the country of kiwis, kiwi is a bird here which cannot fly. It is also the national animal of New Zealand . Let us also tell you that there is also a fruit named Kiwi.
7. Snakes are not found at all in New Zealand , even if a person sees a snake, then it is necessary to write a report to the police.
8. New Zealand is one of the 5 least corrupt countries in the world. The remaining four countries are Denmark , Sweden, Finland and Norway.
9. There is a sea beach in New Zealand – Ninety Mile Bech , ie 90 miles beach, but its length is only 55 miles. 55 miles is equal to 90 kilometers and 90 miles is equal to 145 kilometers.
10. In 2006, an Australian man made a bid to sell to New Zealand on the Ebay website. Bidding started at $0.01 and went up to $3000. When Ebay officials came to know about this, they immediately banned that person’s ebay account.
11. New Zealand has banned TV commercials shown in relation to festivals like Christmas, Good Friday and Easter .
12. The lowest difference in the salary (salary) of men and women in the world is found in New Zealand. In this country this difference is only up to 5 percent .
13. In the First World War, New Zealand had an army of 1 lakh soldiers, which was about 10 percent of its total population at that time.
14. Most species of penguin are found in New Zealand . The oldest skeleton of penguin has also been found from this which is 60 million years old.
15. In the Second World War, America and New Zealand conducted secret tests of 3700 tsunami bombs . These tsunami bombs can explode into the sea and raise high water waves, which can easily destroy the cities on the seashore.
16. Blue Lake of New Zealand is the world’s clearest water lake, which can be seen with the eyes up to a depth of 85 meters.
17. During the Second World War, American soldiers in New Zealand revolted that their drinking was not arranged separately and they were not allowed to drink alcohol with black people .
18. The people of the original tribe of New Zealand are called Maori (Maori). This is only 15 percent of the current New Zealand population, but their number in prisons is more than 50 percent.
19. Till 800 years ago, no one was aware of New Zealand except its Maori people.
20. No place in New Zealand is more than 128 kilometers away from the sea. (More – http://220.127.116.11)
21. If the capitals of all the countries are to be considered as one point on the globe, then New Zealand’s capital Wellington will be located in the south. In this way it is the southernmost capital of the world .
22. There are 9 sheep per 1 person in this country , this ratio is the highest in the world. Here sheep are reared for their milk and milk .
23. According to the 2018 population of New Zealand, the population of people of Indian origin here is 2,21,916 which is 4.7% of the total population of the country. This number is 54.1% more than the 2013 census. In 2013, the total number of Indians in New Zealand was 84,015.