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New Zealand     [14]
(Independent in 1907 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 269063 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
2 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 7
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 3570000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 13 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 12%
  URBAN POP: 86% (1994), versus 76% (1960), Annual Growth: 1.4%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 76.4 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.937
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$47.0 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 1.8%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 0.7%
  GDP/Capita: $11866  GDP/Capita PPP: $16851
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $7444, 1970 $8827, 1980 $9934, 1990 $11067
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 7884,000 ha, 29.4% of land area, 2.2 ha/capita
  ANNUAL CHANGE IN FOREST COVER: 0.6%
  ARABLE LAND: 9.0% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 91.5,000 cu.m/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
Department of Conservation; Department of Environmental Protection?
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of New Zealand
Adams (New Zealand - Auckland Islands)
Antipodes (New Zealand)
Auckland (New Zealand - Auckland Islands)
Bounty Islands (New Zealand - Bounty Islands)
Campbell (New Zealand - Campbell Island)
Chatham (New Zealand - Chatham Islands)
D'Urville (New Zealand)
Disappointment (New Zealand - Auckland Islands)
Enderby (New Zealand - Auckland Islands)
Ewing (New Zealand - Auckland Islands)
Great Barrier (New Zealand)
Hen and Chicken (New Zealand)
Little Barrier Island (New Zealand)
Little Mangere (New Zealand - Chatham Islands)
Macauley (New Zealand - Kermadec Islands)
Mangere (New Zealand - Chatham Islands)
North East (New Zealand)
North Island (New Zealand)
Pitt (New Zealand - Chatham Islands)
Rangatira (New Zealand - Chatham Islands)
Raoul (New Zealand - Kermadec Islands)
Resolution (New Zealand)
Secretary (New Zealand)
South Island (New Zealand)
Stewart (New Zealand)
Three Kings (New Zealand)


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