New Zealand Flag
The New Zealand flag, often known as the New Zealand Ensign, is modeled after the British nautical Blue Ensign, which has a blue field with the Union Jack in the canton or top hoist corner. The Southern Cross constellation is represented on the New Zealand flag by four red stars centered among four white stars.
The flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand, New Zealand's first internationally recognized national flag, was established in 1834, six years before the country's secession from New South Wales and establishment as a separate colony following the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. An assembly of Mori leaders chose this flag, which had a St George's Cross with another cross in the canton with four stars on a blue field. British ensigns were used once the colony was established in 1840.
The current flag was designed and accepted in 1869 for use on the colony's ships, and it swiftly became New Zealand's national flag. In 1902, it received formal recognition.
For decades, there has been discussion about changing the flag, and in 2016, a two-part binding referendum on a flag change was held, with voting on the final stage closed on March 24. The country voted 57% to 43% to preserve the current flag in this referendum.
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New Zealand is an island nation located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, east of Australia. It is made up of two main islands, the North Island and the South Island, as well as several smaller islands. New Zealand is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a diverse landscape ranging from mountains and lakes to beaches and forests.
The history of New Zealand dates back to the 13th century, with the first human settlements established by Polynesian explorers. The country was later explored by Europeans in the late 18th century, and was annexed by the British in the mid-19th century. New Zealand gained independence in 1947, and today is a sovereign nation with a strong economy and a high standard of living.
The economy of New Zealand is diverse, with a mix of agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, and services sectors. The country is known for its production of dairy products, wool, and forestry products, and is also a major exporter of fish and other seafood. New Zealand has a temperate climate, with mild temperatures and high levels of rainfall throughout the year. The official language of New Zealand is English, and the country has a diverse population with a mix of Maori, European, and other ethnicities.
|Country codes||NZ, NZL (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||New Zealand|
|Official languages||English, Māori and NZ Sign Language|
|Religion||48.6% No religion, 37.3% Christianity, 2.7% Hinduism, 1.3% Islam, 1.1% Buddhism, 2.3% Others, 6.7% No answer|
|Time zone||UTC+12 (NZST) • Summer (DST) • UTC+13 (NZDT)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Commonwealth of Nations|
|Population density||18 per Km2 (47 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||86.9 % of the population is urban (4,191,405 people in 2020)|
|Median age||38.0 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 263,310 Km2 (101,665 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Aoraki/Mount Cook (3 724 m, 12 218 ft)|
|GDP per capita||$ 48,781 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||New Zealand dollar ($, NZD)|
|Internet TLD||.nz (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||New Zealand Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in New Zealand