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New Zealand: Geography#

LocationOceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia
Geographic Coordinates41 00 S, 174 00 E -41.0,174.0
Area total: 267,710 sq km
land: 267,710 sq km
water: NA
note: includes Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 267710
DBpedia: 268020
Geoname: 268680
Infoplease: 0
Britannica: 270692
Wolfram: 268680

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Land boundaries0 km
Coastline15,134 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Aoraki-Mount Cook 3,754 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Mount Cook 3754 m; Mount Tasman 3498 m; Silberhorn 3303 m; Mount Lendenfeld 3203 m; Hicks 3183 m
According to Geonames: Mount Cook 3754 m; Mount Tasman 3498 m; Mount Dampier 3440 m; Mount Aspiring 3033 m; Ruapehu 2797 m

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Important Mountains
Terrainpredominately mountainous with some large coastal plains
Natural Hazardsearthquakes are common, though usually not severe; volcanic activity volcanism: significant volcanism on North Island; Ruapehu (elev. 2,797 m), which last erupted in 2007, has a history of large eruptions in the past century; Taranaki has the potential to produce dangerous avalanches and lahars; other historically active volcanoes include Okataina, Raoul Island, Tongariro, and White Island
Natural Resourcenatural gas, iron ore, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold, limestone
Land Usearable land: 1.76%
permanent crops: 0.27%
other: 97.98% (2011)
Climatetemperate with sharp regional contrasts
Irrigated Land6,193 sq km (2007)
Renewable Water Resources327 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesdeforestation; soil erosion; native flora and fauna hard-hit by invasive species
Environment - international agreementsparty 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
signed, but not ratified: Antarctic Seals, Marine Life Conservation
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Auckland; Christchurch; Wellington; Hamilton; Dunedin
According to Geonames: Auckland; Wellington; Christchurch; Manukau City; Waitakere

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Important Cities
Geography-notealmost 90% of the population lives in cities; Wellington is the southernmost national capital in the world
Important Lakes