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New Zealand vs the World

Because maps are cool.

Mostly just wanted to share this image, because maps are cool and no one knows the size comparison between the USA and New Zealand.

NZ_vs_USA.jpg

Found this image here on this blog.

Some other fun facts about New Zealand because I can't just post a picture of a map...

There are 4.4 million people and 33 million sheep here (and 10 million cattle). Over three-quarters of the population live in the North Island, with one-third of the total population living in Auckland, thus the majority of the sheep are on the South Island with a 20:1 ratio of sheep to people there. Less than 5 per cent of the population of New Zealand is human - the rest are animals. This is one of the highest ratios of animals to humans in the world!

22% of its residents were born overseas. This compares with 24% in Australia, 20% in Canada, 12% in the USA and 8% in the UK.

Spectacular glaciers, picturesque fiords, rugged mountains, vast plains, rolling hillsides, subtropical forest, volcanic plateau, miles of coastline with gorgeous sandy beaches - it’s all here! And no part of New Zealand is more than 128km from the sea.

[Facts courtesy of guidebooks, travel books, and google]

Posted by smr1188 13:31 Archived in New Zealand Tagged new_zealand maps facts

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Great fun facts!! I want to live there too! With all those animals, it sounds like heaven! LOVED your photos too, Sarah! But this map helps us understand comparative sizes of NZ to US and relative populations too. Together with all your information, we are getting a wonderful picture of the trip.
Lots of love, Karin, Dad and Christopher

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