New Zealand

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  • Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

  • Governor-General: Sir Jerry Mateparae (2011)

  • Prime Minister: John Key (2008)

  • Land area: 103,734 sq mi (268,671 sq km); total area: 103,737 sq mi (268,680 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 4,401,916 (growth rate: 0.83%); birth rate: 13.4/1000; infant mortality rate: 4.59/1000; life expectancy: 80.93

  • Capital (2011 est.): Wellington, 410,000

  • Largest cities: Auckland, 1.452 million

  • Monetary unit: New Zealand dollar

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