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English Speaking Countries New Zealand

Was made by: Eduarda Manuel Natrcia

Population

June 2010 estimate 4,393,500 inhabitants.

Flag

The flag of New Zealand is navy blue, and has at its top left side the flag of the UK, with four stars on the right, which represent the Constellation of Crux.

Language

English (98%); Mori (4.2%); NZ sing Language (0.6%)

Currency

New Zealand dollar(NZD)

Capital City Wellington

Famous Places

Mount Cook is located in the Southern Alps, in central South Island, and is the highest mountain in New Zealand. A popular destination among tourists is also a favourite destination for adventurous climbers.

Lake Wakatipu and Mt Earnslaw, South Island, New Zealand. The Wakatipu is the third largest lake in New Zealand waters formed by glaciers, in the Alps region.

Presentation of a Famous Person

Russell Ira Crowe, born on April 7th, 1964, in Wellington, Island, New Zealand

Films:
-Gladiator 2000 - A Beautiful Mind 2001 -Master and Commander: the Far side of the world 2003 -Robin Wood 2010 -72 Hours 2010

Two thousand years ago, the ancestors of the Maori people, from Polynesia, arrived in New Zealand (which means "land of the Long White Cloud") in huge canoes and initially only occupied the North Island. Much later, Abel Tasman was the first European explorer to sight the islands, but who really started the colonization was the English Captain James Cook in 1769.

History

After years of war with the Maori, the British Crown in 1840 signed the Treaty of Waitangi, which officially makes New Zealand a British colony, confiscating their best to Maori land. Only in 1955 they can regain some recognition for the injustices of the past.

Participating in the Second World War, New Zealand has found a new ally in the U.S.A. The decade from 1960 to 1970 was characterized by a time of growth that preceded the consolidation and autonomy of New Zealand. Although still a member of the British Commonwealth, today even the most conservative politicians talk openly of the possibility of New Zealand becoming a republic.

Economy

Historically, New Zealand's economy has developed from the agricultural sector. Their primary producers are among the best in the world. Companies like "Fonterra, the largest dairy exporter in the world.

New Zealand is a modern industrialized country. The main export industries are agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and forestry. This country also has substantial manufacturing, tourism and services. Moreover, the country's major producer of kiwi and grape. It also produces a large amount of wool, being among the top 10 global producers. The country also produces one of the best wines in the world.

Culture
Gastronomy: In New Zealand there is a very unique cuisine; One of the few original dishes - the Hangi

Much of New Zealand culture is derived from European roots, mainly British, and more recently American, being Mori culture a part of great significance in New Zealand public life. We must not forget the influence of its larger neighbour, Australia.

The vigor and originality of the arts in New Zealand films, opera, music, art, theater, dance and arts are achieving international recognition.

Auckland Art Gallery

War Memorial Museum

Theatre

Sport

Rugby, originating in England, is a team sport of intense physical contact. Because it was originally conceived as a variation of football, was formerly called football rugby or soccer rugby. Today, it is the second most popular team sport in the world, surpassed only by soccer.

Political system

The current New Zealand government is composed of an alliance between the Labour Party and the Progressive Coalition. The current prime minister John Key was elected by popular vote in November 2008.

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