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Presentation of New Zealand : Geography

Country's official name :
New Zealand
Capital:
Wellington
Population of main cities (including suburbs):
Auckland (1,470,100) ; Christchurch (383,200) ; Wellington (215,100) ; Hamilton (176,500) ; Tauranga (151,300) ; Lower Hutt (110,700) ; Dunedin (106,200) ; Palmerston North (81,500) ; Napier (66,300)
Area:
267,710 km²
Type of Climate :
The latitude of New Zealand corresponds closely to that of Italy in the Northern Hemisphere. However, its isolation from other land masses and exposure to cold southerly winds and ocean currents gives the climate a much milder character. The populated areas are mostly mild and temperate, mainly maritime in climate, with temperatures rarely falling below 0 °C or rising above 30 °C. However the weather can vary throughout the country depending on the North and South Islands and the particular time of the year. Conditions vary sharply across regions from extremely wet on the west coast of the South Island to semi-arid in the inland region of Canterbury. The North Island has a sub-tropical climate during Summer, and its hottest months are January and February. However, the further South you travel the colder the weather becomes. For example, in the Alpine region of the South Island can drop as low as -10 oC during Winter.

Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch all receive a yearly average in excess of 2000 hours of sunshine per annum. The southern and south-western parts of the South Island have a cooler and cloudier climate, with around 1400–1600 sunshine hours per annum; whilst the northern and north-eastern parts of the South Island are the sunniest areas of the country and receive approximately 2400–2500 sunshine hours per annum.

Local Time:
It is %T:%M %A In Wellington, Auckland
Summer Time Period :
Summer time from October to March.
Official Language:
English and Maori.
Business Language(s):
English

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