Where is New Zealand?

New Zealand is located in the Australia and Oceania region at latitude -40.900557 and longitude 174.885971 and is part of the Oceania continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 40° 54' 2.01'' S
  • 174° 53' 9.50'' E

You can see the location of New Zealand on the world map below:

The New Zealand flag pointing out the location of New Zealand on the map.

The country has no neighboring countries/land borders.

Maritime Borders

New Zealand borders with the Pacific Ocean.

New Zealand Related Content

New Zealand Key Facts

CountryNew Zealand
CoordinatesLatitude: -40.900557
Longitude: 174.885971
Country CodesAlpha 2: NZ
Alpha 3: NZL
Country Flag Emoji🇳🇿
Int. Phone Prefix+64
Capital cityWellington
Australia and Oceania
Country Area268,838 sq km
Population 20215,122,600
World Rank: 122
Median Age36.5
Life expectancy82.5
Major languagesEnglish (de facto official) 95.4%, Maori (de jure official) 4%, Samoan 2.2%, Northern Chinese 2%, Hindi 1.5%, French 1.2%, Yue 1.1%, New Zealand Sign Language (de jure official) .5%, other or not stated 17.2% (2018 est.)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 5
  • UTC−11:00 — Niue
  • UTC−10:00 — Cook Islands
  • UTC+12:00 — main territory of New Zealand
  • UTC+12:45 — Chatham Islands
  • UTC+13:00 — Tokelau
Internet TLD.nz
Biggest AirportAuckland Airport (AKL)
Average temperature10.55 °C
50.99 °F
Administrative Divisions16 regions 1 special island authority
Political systemParliamentary democracy

New Zealand Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupHigh income
World Bank RegionEast Asia & Pacific
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar (NZD)
GDP in 2020$211.7 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 49
GDP per capita in 2020$41,597
World Rank: 22
Major Industries / Economic SectorsManufacturing, services, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, Australia, United States, Japan, Germany
Top 5 Export CountriesAustralia, United States, China, Japan, United Kingdom

Biggest Cities in New Zealand

Here are the largest cities in New Zealand based on 2021 data:

City Population
Auckland 1,346,091
Wellington 418,500
Christchurch 383,200
Manukau City 375,600
Waitakere 208,100
Northcote 205,605
Hamilton 176,500
Tauranga 135,000
Lower Hutt 103,400
Dunedin 99,885

Map of New Zealand with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Australia and Oceania Region