New Zealand has: 4 million people (14 per square km), 39.5 million sheep (135 per square km) and 9 million cattle

Capital: Wellington

Major languages: English, Maori

Major religion: Christianity

Life expectancy: 76 years (men), 81 years (women)

Monetary unit: 1 New Zealand dollar ($NZ) = 100 cents

Main exports: Wool, food and dairy products, wood and paper products

New Zealand is about the same size as Colorado.

New Zealand has won more Olympic gold medals, per capita, than any other country.

New Zealand has the worlds largest flightless parrot (kakapo), the oldest reptile (tuatara), the biggest earthworms, the smallest bats (the only native land mammals), the heaviest insect (a weta), some of the oldest trees, and many of the rarest birds, insects, and plants in the world.

Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world!

New Zealand’s international rugby team is called the All Blacks.

Internet usage is one of the highest in the world per head of capita.