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New Zealand

New Zealand Geography Stats

Definitions

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative about the size of Colorado 2013
Area > Comparative to US places about the size of Colorado 2008
Area > Land 268,021 sq km 2008 73th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 64.22 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 36th out of 224
Area > Total 267,710 sq km 2013 77th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 1,732 2011 43th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,732 2008 42nd out of 169
Climate temperate with sharp regional contrasts 2013
Geographic coordinates 41 00 S, 174 00 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 267,710 sq km 2008 73th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 104,454 square miles 2013 33th out of 98
Location Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia 2013
Natural resources natural gas, iron ore, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold, limestone 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 270,530 km² 2005 75th out of 204
Terrain predominately mountainous with some large coastal plains 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

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New Zealand Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 10 Land use 3
Environment 3 Maritime claims 6
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3
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  • New Zealand ranked third last for land use > arable land amongst High income OECD countries in 2013.
  • New Zealand ranked #4 for area > land > per capita amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2008.