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New Zealand History

New Zealand History

Settlement and colonization Traces of Maori settlement are archaeologically documented from the middle of the 14th century. The myths of the Maori tell of a Polynesian settlement between the middle and the end of the 1st millennium AD. In 1642 the Dutch navigator A. Tasman sighted the west coast of New Zealand. Dutch cartographers first named the country “Staten Landt”, later “Nieuw Zeeland” after a province in their homeland. In October 1769, the English explorer J. Cook set foot on…

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New Zealand Guide

New Zealand Guide

Country data Location: South Pacific Ocean Time zone: CET + 11 Total area: 267,710 km² Land area: 267,700 km² Water area: 10 km² Length of the state border: 0 km Coastline: 15,134 km Capital: Wellington Regions: 17 Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Chatham Islands, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Marlborough, Nelson, Northland, Otago, Southland, Taranaki, Tasman, Waikato, Wellington, West Coast Electric current: 240 V / 50 Hz Telephone code: 00 64 (Source: Allcitycodes) Highest point: Mount Cook 3,754 m Population Population:…

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