The country is made up of some of the worlds most spectacular landscapes, from vast mountain ranges, steaming volcanoes to sweeping coastlines. It is a natural playground for thrill seekers and adventurers and those who simply want to visit for the culture and landscapes

Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

Land Area: 103,734 sq mi (268,671 sq km); Total Area:103,737 sq mi (268,680 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 4,401,916 (growth rate: 0.83%); birth rate: 13.4/1000; infant mortality rate: 4.59/1000; life expectancy: 80.93

Capital (2011 est.): Wellington, 410,000

Largest City: Auckland, 1.452 million

Monetary Unit: New Zealand Dollar