New Zealand is located in the South Pacific Ocean south-east of Australia; an island nation, made up out of two large and several small islands. It covers a total area of 267,710 sq km and has a 2013 estimated population of 4,327,944. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand.
New Zealand has a temperate climate with sharp regional contrasts.
New Zealand is divided into sixteen regions and one territory, the Chatham Islands