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  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • Total area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways."
  • Population density > People per sq. km: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Maritime claims > Territorial sea: territorial sea - the sovereignty of a coastal State extends beyond its land territory and internal waters to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea in the LOS Convention (Part II); this sovereignty extends to the air space over the territorial sea as well as its underlying seabed and subsoil; every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles. A full and definitive definition can be found in the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention.
  • Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land: Rural population density is the rural population divided by the arable land area. Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Area > Land per 1000: Total land area in square kilometres. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Land use > Other: The percentage share of used land that is not arable or under permanent crops. This includes permanent meadows and pastures, forests and woodlands, built-on areas, roads, barren land, etc.
  • Environment > Current issues: This entry lists the most pressing and important environmental problems. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry:
    Acidification - the lowering of soil and water pH due to acid precipitation and deposition usually through precipitation; this process disrupts ecosystem nutrient flows and may kill freshwater fish and plants dependent on more neutral or alkaline conditions (see acid rain).
    Acid rain - characterized as containing harmful levels of sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxide; acid rain is damaging and potentially deadly to the earth's fragile ecosystems; acidity is measured using the pH scale where 7 is neutral, values greater than 7 are considered alkaline, and values below 5.6 are considered acid precipitation; note - a pH of 2.4 (the acidity of vinegar) has been measured in rainfall in New England.
    Aerosol - a collection of airborne particles dispersed in a gas, smoke, or fog.
    Afforestation - converting a bare or agricultural space by planting trees and plants; reforestation involves replanting trees on areas that have been cut or destroyed by fire.
    Asbestos - a naturally occurring soft fibrous mineral commonly used in fireproofing materials and considered to be highly carcinogenic in particulate form.
    Biodiversity - also biological diversity; the relative number of species, diverse in form and function, at the genetic, organism, community, and ecosystem level; loss of biodiversity reduces an ecosystem's ability to recover from natural or man-induced disruption.
    Bio-indicators - a plant or animal species whose presence, abundance, and health reveal the general condition of its habitat.
    Biomass - the total weight or volume of living matter in a given area or volume.
    Carbon cycle - the term used to describe the exchange of carbon (in various forms, e.g., as carbon dioxide) between the atmosphere, ocean, terrestrial biosphere, and geological deposits.
    Catchments - assemblages used to capture and retain rainwater and runoff; an important water management technique in areas with limited freshwater resources, such as Gibraltar.
    DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloro-ethane) - a colorless, odorless insecticide that has toxic effects on most animals; the use of DDT was banned in the US in 1972.
    Defoliants - chemicals which cause plants to lose their leaves artificially; often used in agricultural practices for weed control, and may have detrimental impacts on human and ecosystem health.
    Deforestation - ...
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  • Population density: People per square kilometre, in 1999. At this time the world average was 14.42.
  • Coastline per 1000: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Geologic location: Geologic location of island countries.
  • Capital city with population: Capital cities including most recent population (estimates included). Populations are figures only within the city limits, unless otherwise specified. All populations are from 2001 t0 2005 unless otherwise specified.
  • Forest area > Sq. km: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens."
  • Land use > Permanent crops: The percentage share of used land on which permanent crops are grown. This is land cultivated for crops that are not replanted after each harvest like citrus, coffee, and rubber. It includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber.
  • Land area > Sq. km > Per capita: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes." Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Largest city with population: Largest cities including most recent population (estimates included). Populations are figures only within the city limits, unless otherwise specified. All populations are from 2001 t0 2005 unless otherwise specified.
  • Surface area > Sq. km per 1000: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Border to area ratio: The ratio of a country's land border to its surface area.
  • Environment > International agreements > Party to: This entry is derived from Geography > Environment > International agreements, which separates country participation in international environmental agreements into two levels - party to and signed, but not ratified. Agreements are listed in alphabetical order by the abbreviated form of the full name.
  • Capital: Country capital.
  • Area > Total per 1000: Total area in square kilometers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Map references: The name of the CIA World Factbook reference map on which a country may be found. The entry on Geographic coordinates may be helpful in finding some smaller countries.
  • Note: This entry includes miscellaneous geographic information of significance not included elsewhere.
  • Google Street View, year added: Year in which country was first covered by Google Street View.
  • Irrigated land > Per capita: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Countries on other side of the world: Countries diametrically opposite of each other. For instance, if one were to draw a straight line though the center of the earth in Argentina it would end in China. These countries are considered antipodes.
  • Continent or sub continent: Within Continent / Subcontinent.

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  • Precipitation: Average Annual Precipitation in Largest City (mm, 1931-1960)
  • Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area: Road density (km of road per 100 sq. km of land area). Road density is the ratio of the length of the country's total road network to the country's land area. The road network includes all roads in the country: motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other urban and rural roads.
  • Environment > International agreements > Signed, but not ratified: This entry is derived from Geography > Environment > International agreements, which separates country participation in international environmental agreements into two levels - party to and signed, but not ratified. Agreements are listed in alphabetical order by the abbreviated form of the full name.
  • Irrigated land per million: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Marine Coastline: Length of each country's coastline in kilometers.
  • Highest point: Name of country’s highest point.
  • Surface area > Sq. km > Per capita: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Forested Land: Forested land as a proportion of total land area, estimate by FAO
  • Lowest point altitude: Altitude.

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  • Lowest point: Lowest point.

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  • Highest point elevation: Name of country’s highest point.
  • Area > Total > Per capita: Total area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Low-lying areas > Elevation under 5 metres > % of land area: Land area where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total land area). Land area below 5m is the percentage of total land where the elevation is 5 meters or less.
  • Forest area > % of land area: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens."
  • Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area: Terrestrial protected areas (% of total land area). Terrestrial protected areas are totally or partially protected areas of at least 1,000 hectares that are designated by national authorities as scientific reserves with limited public access, national parks, natural monuments, nature reserves or wildlife sanctuaries, protected landscapes, and areas managed mainly for sustainable use. Marine areas, unclassified areas, littoral (intertidal) areas, and sites protected under local or provincial law are excluded.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total: This entry provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal.
  • Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters > % of total population: Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total population). Population below 5m is the percentage of the total population living in areas where the elevation is 5 meters or less.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total per million people: This entry provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita per million people: This entry provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total: This entry is derived from Geography > Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural , which provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita: This entry provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal.
  • Area > Note: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita: This entry is derived from Geography > Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural , which provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita per million people: This entry is derived from Geography > Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural , which provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total per million people: This entry is derived from Geography > Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural , which provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area: Terrestrial and marine protected areas (% of total territorial area). Terrestrial protected areas are totally or partially protected areas of at least 1,000 hectares that are designated by national authorities as scientific reserves with limited public access, national parks, natural monuments, nature reserves or wildlife sanctuaries, protected landscapes, and areas managed mainly for sustainable use. Marine protected areas are areas of intertidal or subtidal terrain--and overlying water and associated flora and fauna and historical and cultural features--that have been reserved by law or other effective means to protect part or all of the enclosed environment. Sites protected under local or provincial law are excluded.
  • Agricultural land > % of land area: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.
  • Arable land > % of land area: Arable land (% of land area). Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
STAT New Zealand United Kingdom HISTORY
Area > Comparative about the size of Colorado slightly smaller than Oregon
Area > Comparative to US places about the size of Colorado slightly smaller than Oregon
Area > Land 268,021 sq km
Ranked 73th. 11% more than United Kingdom
241,590 sq km
Ranked 77th.

Area > Land > Per capita 64.22 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th. 16 times more than United Kingdom
3.96 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 176th.

Area > Total 267,710 sq km
Ranked 77th. 10% more than United Kingdom
243,610 sq km
Ranked 81st.

Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,732
Ranked 42nd. 42% more than United Kingdom
1,220
Ranked 70th.
Climate temperate with sharp regional contrasts temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast
Coastline 15,134 km
Ranked 11th. 22% more than United Kingdom
12,429 km
Ranked 14th.

Geographic coordinates 41 00 S, 174 00 E 54 00 N, 2 00 W
Land area > Sq. km 267,710 sq km
Ranked 73th. 11% more than United Kingdom
241,930 sq km
Ranked 76th.

Land area > Square miles 104,454 square miles
Ranked 33th. 12% more than United Kingdom
93,638 square miles
Ranked 34th.
Location Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France
Natural resources natural gas, iron ore, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold, limestone coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land
Surface area > Sq. km 270,530 km²
Ranked 75th. 11% more than United Kingdom
243,610 km²
Ranked 78th.

Terrain predominately mountainous with some large coastal plains mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 1,732
Ranked 43th. 42% more than United Kingdom
1,220
Ranked 73th.

Geographic location Pacific Ocean , Polynesia Atlantic Ocean , British Isles
Total area > Sq. km 267,710
Ranked 73th. 10% more than United Kingdom
243,610
Ranked 76th.

Population density > People per sq. km 15.29 people/m²
Ranked 168th.
248.94 people/m²
Ranked 39th. 16 times more than New Zealand

Elevation extremes > Lowest point Pacific Ocean 0 m The Fens -4 m
Natural hazards earthquakes are common, though usually not severe; volcanic activity winter windstorms; floods
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 12 nautical mile
Ranked 86th. The same as United Kingdom
12 nautical mile
Ranked 108th.

Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land 37.42 people/km² of arable lan
Ranked 177th.
108.28 people/km² of arable lan
Ranked 53th. 3 times more than New Zealand

Irrigated land 6,190 sq km
Ranked 50th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
1,950 sq km
Ranked 75th.

Land use > Arable land 1.76%
Ranked 186th.
24.88%
Ranked 38th. 14 times more than New Zealand

Elevation extremes > Highest point Aoraki-Mount Cook 3,754 m Ben Nevis 1,343 m
Area > Land per 1000 62.78 sq km
Ranked 33th. 16 times more than United Kingdom
3.94 sq km
Ranked 159th.

Total renewable water resources None None
Land use > Other 97.98%
Ranked 52nd. 31% more than United Kingdom
74.93%
Ranked 188th.

Environment > Current issues deforestation; soil erosion; native flora and fauna hard-hit by invasive species continues to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (has met Kyoto Protocol target of a 12.5% reduction from 1990 levels and intends to meet the legally binding target and move toward a domestic goal of a 20% cut in emissions by 2010); by 2005 the government reduced the amount of industrial and commercial waste disposed of in landfill sites to 85% of 1998 levels and recycled or composted at least 25% of household waste, increasing to 33% by 2015
Population density 13.63 people per sqkm
Ranked 193th.
244.69 people per sqkm
Ranked 48th. 18 times more than New Zealand
Coastline per 1000 3.44 km
Ranked 18th. 17 times more than United Kingdom
0.198 km
Ranked 77th.

Geologic location Continental shelf Continental shelf
Capital city with population Wellington - 370,000 London - 7,500,000
Forest area > Sq. km 83,422
Ranked 60th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
28,658
Ranked 88th.

Land use > Permanent crops 0.27%
Ranked 163th. 50% more than United Kingdom
0.18%
Ranked 172nd.

Land area > Sq. km > Per capita 64.15 per 1,000 people
Ranked 32nd. 16 times more than United Kingdom
3.97 per 1,000 people
Ranked 160th.

Largest city with population Auckland - 1,241,800 London - 7,500,000
Surface area > Sq. km per 1000 65.44 km²
Ranked 35th. 16 times more than United Kingdom
4.05 km²
Ranked 162nd.

Border to area ratio 0.0
Ranked 179th.
0.00148 km/km²
Ranked 153th.
Freshwater > Withdrawal > Total 2.11 11.75
Environment > International agreements > Party to Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Seals, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
Capital Wellington London
Area > Total per 1000 62.94 sq km
Ranked 34th. 16 times more than United Kingdom
3.99 sq km
Ranked 162nd.

Map references Oceania Europe
Note almost 90% of the population lives in cities; Wellington is the southernmost national capital in the world lies near vital North Atlantic sea lanes; only 35 km from France and linked by tunnel under the English Channel; because of heavily indented coastline, no location is more than 125 km from tidal waters
Google Street View, year added 2,008
Ranked 68th.
2,009
Ranked 60th. The same as New Zealand
Irrigated land > Per capita 0.711 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 32nd. 25 times more than United Kingdom
0.029 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 142nd.

Countries on other side of the world Mainland: Spain , Portugal , Morocco , UK ( Gibraltar ) Chatham Islands : France Kermadec Islands : Algeria Niue : Niger Tokelau : Nigeria Cook Islands : Chad , (Penrhyn) Central African Republic , (Mangaia) Libya , (Pukapuka) Cameroon , (Nassau) Nigeria ( Falklands ) China , Russia ; ( Gibraltar ) New Zealand ; ( South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands ) Russia ; ( Pitcairn ) Saudi Arabia , UAE ( Bermuda ) Australia
Continent or sub continent Oceania Europe
Precipitation 1,120 mm
Ranked 29th. 49% more than United Kingdom
754 mm
Ranked 48th.
Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area 35.22 sq. km
Ranked 51st.
172.25 sq. km
Ranked 17th. 5 times more than New Zealand

Environment > International agreements > Signed, but not ratified Antarctic Seals, Marine Life Conservation none of the selected agreements
Irrigated land per million 707.69 sq km
Ranked 32nd. 25 times more than United Kingdom
28.54 sq km
Ranked 139th.

Marine Coastline 15,134 km
Ranked 11th. 22% more than United Kingdom
12,429 km
Ranked 14th.
Highest point Aoraki/Mount Cook Ben Nevis
Freshwater > Withdrawal > Per capita 524 197
Surface area > Sq. km > Per capita 66 km² per 1,000 people
Ranked 35th. 16 times more than United Kingdom
4.04 km² per 1,000 people
Ranked 166th.

Forested Land 29.7%
Ranked 84th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
11.6%
Ranked 140th.
Lowest point altitude \u22122 m (\u22126.6 ft) \u22124 m (\u221213 ft)
Lowest point Kirks Drain Road, agricultural land north of Dunedin International Airport on Taieri Plain The Fens
Highest point elevation None
None
Area > A note includes Antipodes Islands, <a href=/encyclopedia/Auckland,-New-Zealand><a href=/encyclopedia/Auckland,-New-Zealand>Auckland</a></a> Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands includes Rockall and <a href=/encyclopedia/Shetland-Islands><a href=/encyclopedia/Shetland-Islands>Shetland</a></a> Islands
Area > Total > Per capita 64.38 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 38th. 16 times more than United Kingdom
4.02 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 181st.

Low-lying areas > Elevation under 5 metres > % of land area 2.74%
Ranked 101st.
7.61%
Ranked 56th. 3 times more than New Zealand

Forest area > % of land area 31.16%
Ranked 88th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
11.85%
Ranked 140th.

Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area 27.26%
Ranked 32nd.
27.91%
Ranked 31st. 2% more than New Zealand

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total 4.75 cu km/yr
Ranked 66th.
13.03 cu km/yr
Ranked 39th. 3 times more than New Zealand

Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters > % of total population 12.56%
Ranked 56th. 45% more than United Kingdom
8.64%
Ranked 76th.

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total per million people 1.09 cu km/yr
Ranked 17th. 5 times more than United Kingdom
0.206 cu km/yr
Ranked 108th.

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita per million people 274.74 cu m/yr
Ranked 3rd. 79 times more than United Kingdom
3.47 cu m/yr
Ranked 12th.

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total 4.75 cu km/yr
Ranked 66th.
13.03 cu km/yr
Ranked 39th. 3 times more than New Zealand

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita 1,200 cu m/yr
Ranked 5th. 6 times more than United Kingdom
213.2 cu m/yr
Ranked 11th.

Area > Note includes Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands includes Rockall and Shetland Islands
Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita 1,200 cu m/yr
Ranked 5th. 6 times more than United Kingdom
213.2 cu m/yr
Ranked 11th.

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita per million people 274.74 cu m/yr
Ranked 3rd. 79 times more than United Kingdom
3.47 cu m/yr
Ranked 12th.

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total per million people 1.09 cu km/yr
Ranked 17th. 5 times more than United Kingdom
0.206 cu km/yr
Ranked 108th.

Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area 21.32%
Ranked 49th.
23.37%
Ranked 42nd. 10% more than New Zealand

Agricultural land > % of land area 45.89%
Ranked 76th.
72.94%
Ranked 19th. 59% more than New Zealand

Arable land > % of land area 1.79%
Ranked 176th.
25.06%
Ranked 40th. 14 times more than New Zealand

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