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Interesting facts about New Zealand

The country of New Zealand is full of wonders and natural beauty. One of the gorgeous countries in the world holds a lot of history, culture, and attractions for us to experience.

Some fun and interesting facts are mentioned in the list below that might amaze you and make you love the country even more.

  1. There are 9 sheep per each person in New Zealand, making it the highest ratio in the world.
  2. The first commercial bungee jump was made by AJ Hackett in the Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown, back in 1988.
  3. The kiwi fruit is not native to the country. It’s actually from China, but it was named after the kiwi bird.
  4. The clearest lake in the world is Nelson’s Blue Lake, with a visibility of up to 80 meters deep.
  5. New Zealand became the first country to give women the right to vote in 1893.
  6. Bats are the only native land mammals in the country. The rest were introduced by Maoris and Europeans.
  7. No matter where you are in the country, you’ll never be more than 128 km from the seaside.
  8. There are 50 volcanic cones in and around Auckland and most of them are extinct.
  9.  New Zealand’s population is just over four million, making it one of the world’s least populated countries.
  10. Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to climb Mount Everest in 1953, was from New Zealand.
  11. New Zealand is the very first country to greet each new day that is to see the sunrise.
  12. Auckland also has the largest number of boats per capita than any other city in the world.
  13. New Zealand won the first-ever Rugby World Cup, held in 1987.
  14. New Zealand has won more Olympic gold medals per capita, than any other country
  15. The country of New Zealand is also home to the world’s only flightless parrot, the Kakapo.
  16. No snakes can be found in this very country.
  17. No nuclear power station can be found in New Zealand,
  18. The Maori name for New Zealand is ‘Aotearoa’. It means “the land of the long white cloud”.
  19. ‘God Save the Queen’, England’s national anthem, is (and was) the first national anthem of New Zealand. 
  20. A country with 4.5 million population and 2.5 million cars on the road.

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