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Political Map of New Zealand

Political Map of New Zealand

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Description: New Zealand Political map showing the international boundary, regions and territory boundaries with their capitals and national capital. Disclaimer
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The geographic coordinates of New Zealand are 41° South latitude and 174° East longitude. The prime Minister of New Zealand is the head of the government.
The total area covered by the country is 268, 680 square kilometers. New Zealand experiences temperate climate. Natural Gas, sand, coal, limestone and gold are some of the natural resources of the country. Maori, English and Sign Language are the official languages of New Zealand.

Political New Zealand Map :
New Zealand is located to the southwestern side of Australia in the Southern Pacific Ocean. The geographic coordinates of New Zealand are 41° South latitude and 174° East longitude. The coastline of the country stretches till 15,134 kilometers. The population of New Zealand as per the census of July 2007 is 4,115,771. In the political map of New Zealand the administrative divisions of the country are indicated using different colors. The international boundaries, national capital, major cities have been highlighted in the printable political map of New Zealand.

New Zealand Regions :
There are 16 regions in New Zealand. The various regions of the country have been indicated in the printable map of New Zealand by various colors. Chatham Islands is a territory of New Zealand. The regional boundaries of the country have also been indicated by a specific pattern of black lines. The New Zealand regions are:

  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Canterbury
  • Gisborne
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Manawatu-Wanganui
  • Marlborough
  • Northl
  • Otago
  • Southl
  • Taranak
  • Tasman
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • West Coast
  • Nelson

New Zealand Capital
Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. The New Zealand capital has been highlighted in the printable New Zealand map by a red square box with black outline. The geographic coordinates of Wellington are 41°17'60" South latitude and 174°46'60" East longitude. The capital of New Zealand is located at an altitude of 68 feet. The city is served by Wellington International airport. Some more airports that are located in close proximity to the city are Paraparaumu, Masterton and Woodbourne.

Some of the cities, which are situated near Wellington, are :

  • Brooklyn
  • Kaiwharawhara
  • Berhampore
  • Kilbirnie
  • Hataitai

New Zealand Region Capitals :
The capitals of the regions of the country have been pointed out in the political New Zealand map by white square boxes. The capitals of the 16 regions of the country are:

  • Invercargill
  • Dunedin
  • Christchurch
  • Greymouth
  • Blenheim
  • Richmond
  • Nelson
  • Palmerston North
  • Hastings
  • Napier
  • New Plymouth
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Tauranga
  • Auckland
  • Whangarei

New Zealand Boundaries :
The country is bounded with water from all sides. It is positioned in the south western Pacific ocean. In the northwestern side of New Zealand there is Tasman Sea, which separates the country from Australia. In the political map of New Zealand the scale of the map is also given. To the southern tip of New Zealand there is Foveaux Strait.

Some of the other locations that are indicated in the political New Zealand map are West Cape, Stewart Island, Cape Palliser, East Cape, Cook Strait, Three Kings Island and Greater Barrier Island.

Division Pop-2001 Pop-1996 Pop-1991 Area(km.²) Area(mi.²) Isl Capital
Auckland 1,158,891 1,068,660 943,773 5,600 2,162 N Auckland
Bay of Plenty 239,415 224,364 203,982 12,447 4,806 N Whakatane
Canterbury 481,431 468,039 438,171 45,346 17,508 S Christchurch
Gisborne 43,974 45,786 44,265 8,351 3,224 N Gisborne
Hawke's Bay 142,950 142,791 138,342 14,164 5,469 N Napier
Manawatu-Wanganui 220,089 228,771 224,760 22,215 8,577 N Palmerston North
Marlborough 39,561 38,397 35,148 12,484 4,820 S Blenheim
Nelson 41,568 40,278 36,459 445 172 S Nelson
Northland 140,130 137,052 126,786 13,941 5,383 N Whangarei
Otago 181,542 185,085 177,525 31,990 12,351 S Dunedin
Southland 91,002 97,098 99,954 34,347 13,261 S Invercargill
Taranaki 102,858 106,590 107,124 7,273 2,808 N Stratford
Tasman 41,352 37,974 34,026 9,786 3,778 S Richmond
Waikato 357,726 350,112 331,026 25,598 9,883 N Hamilton
Wellington 423,765 414,048 400,284 8,124 3,137 N Wellington
West Coast 30,303 32,511 31,563 23,336 9,010 S Greymouth
17 divisions 3,737,277 3,618,303 3,373,929 276,409 106,722    

 Note  : - Pop-2001: 2001-03-06 census