20 Things You Didn’t Know About New Zealand

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20 Things you didn’t know about New Zealand

Today we’ve decided to take you on an expedition to one of the most beautiful places on Earth, New Zealand, and present to you some interesting facts about it. Here are the 20 things you didn’t know about New Zealand!

Along the way we’ve covered plenty of amazing places from all around the world, but it’s something about New Zealand that we can’t get enough!

New Zealand is a small country, with a population of approximately four million people. Its size is irrelevant considering the fact that its beauty is immeasurable and the people will make you feel like home.

It is the perfect place for a vacation where you can relax and disconnect yourself from all that fancy technology, and really enjoy the views. It is absolutely mesmerizing!

Offering unforgettable experience it’s the perfect place to learn to cherish the nature and its wonderful gifts. Let’s begin our journey, and we hope that these facts will make you at least think about a possible vacation in New Zealand. These are the 20 things you didn’t know about New Zealand!

1. According to a survey made by the Corruptions Perception Index New Zealand is the least corrupt nation in the World, alongside Denmark.

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No bribe giving in New Zealand; via www.puescu.ro

2. Milford Sound, was named the World’s top travel destination.

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Milford Sound in its true beauty; via gglandscapes.com

3. New Zealand was the first country to give women the right to vote in 1893.

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Pioneering equality ; via lwv.org

4. Wanderlust magazine voted NZ the world’s best country in 2007 and in 2008.

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Ranked Best Country in the World for Travelers – Twice | via newzealandtradelinks.com

5. The Lord Of The Rings movies were filmed in NZ, and it pumped nearly $200 million into the country’s economy.

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LOTR chose NZ for it’s amazing landscape & Culture | via www.radiotimes.com

6. In NZ universities they are allowed to keep one pound of uranium and thorium for educational purposes. However, if it will explode they will be fined with $1 million.

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Uranium and Thorium; via www.nothinglabs.com

7. In 2006 NZ was the only country where all the high positions were simultaneously held by women; the Queen, the Prime-Minister, The Governor-General, the Chief Justice and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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“We can do it” poster; via lacumbieraintelectuaal.wordpress.com

8. Each year a New Zealander consumes approximately 65 kg of cheese and 100 kg of butter.

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Butter; via cupegraf.com

9. It takes you only one day to start a business in NZ. It is the fastest country in the World in this area.

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Business start-up; via dubeat.com

10. New Zealand has three official languages one of them being sign language.

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Sign language; via parade.com

11. Have you ever thought about selling a country on eBay? Apparently an Australian man tried to do that in 2006, and put New Zealand on eBay. He managed to reach $3000, but eBay closed the auction.

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eBay; via webhomes.com

12. Have you thought that getting an American Visa is hard? Well think again! Some people have been rejected for a NZ visa because they were overweight.

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Overweight man; via www.huffingtonpost.com

13. NZ has become a plastic nation. Almost all the transaction are made via credit cards and cash is rarely seen.

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Paying with card; via www.dailyfinance.com

14. New Zealand is one of the few countries that has two national anthems.

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New Zealand flag; via www.youtube.com

15. New Zealand has the highest car ownership rate in the world, with 2.5 million cars at a population of only 4 million people.

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New Zealand traffic; via en.wikipedia.org

16. The plastic surgery was pioneered by a New Zealander called Harold Gillies during the WWI.

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Plastic surgery; via www.prosperhealthcare.com

17. Alongside the United States, New Zealand is the only country in the World that allows drug companies to advertise to consumers.

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Pills; via www.cattime.com

18. New Zealand has the highest life expectancy in the World, 78 years for men and 82 for women.

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Elderly couple; via www.huffingtonpost.com

19. New Zealand is also called the Adrenaline Nation, due the fact that they invented bungee jumping.

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Bungee jumping; via travelsecretsmag.wordpress.com

20. Although it is illegal, New Zealand has the highest rate of cannabis users in the World.

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Cannabis; via en.wikipedia.org

Thank you for having the patience to read our article about 20 things you didn’t know about New Zealand, and we hope you enjoyed it! 

So, did you liked our facts, and if so, which is your favorite one? For more opinions, you can leave them in the comment section below!

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