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Territories, Colonies or Possessions
of New Zealand

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Please Note: Various data bases throughout the world show different statistics, so we have done our best to check with governments and some other reliable sources (including our friends, members, supporters and our contacts in the Diplomatic Corps and the Media Community, living in the countries involved). If you should find a mistake on our site, or just know a better source of facts and data, please let us know.

We have linked each country to the United States of America Department of State - Background Notes.  Click on the relevant flag to access this information.

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90%   We have noted the majority Religion of each Country listed using a well recognized symbol (see
RELIGION below), the % number is the estimated size of the Majority.   Map of the Religious World

     The Central Intelligence Agency's report on all countries in our listing. 
 Link to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Country Profiles on
 most of the countries in our listing.

  British Foreign Office Travel Safety Alerts for business & tourist travellers. 

Animated Sphere  The British Foreign Office provides travel advice for business and tourist travel.

  Link to World Governments - Ministries, Departments and contacts.

  Link to Atlapedia will provide an overview of the country listed, including
  political and topographic maps.

Each country's Embassy located in Washington DC is shown thus. Strange as it may seem in the 21st Century but some countries still do not have an Embassy web site.  Others have to be linked to their UN Delegation web site.

UNITED NATIONS  The Nation's permanent mission to the United Nations.

A primer on the languages spoken in the country.

Travel Guide   All you need to know if travelling to the country.

Pictures   Pictures of the country, its people and its cities.

Universities   A listing of major Universities within the country.

NATIONAL STATISTICS  The Official Government Reports of a Nation's Statistics. For countries that do not post Statistics (English) we use data from the World Bank or other sources.

GDP $   We give economic statistics on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita for almost every Country we have listed.� Source

Population -  Accepted number of people living in the country January 1st, 2004.

Living In Poverty  Note: Living in Poverty in Afghanistan or Mozambique is far different to living in poverty in Northern Europe or the United States.  In Developed Countries N/A means Not Applicable - in Un-Developed Countries N/A means Not Available.

    -  Population Reference Bureau Data Finder Information. The % after the entry is the Growth or Decline in population expected (including migrations.) See: Population

Land Area -
The number of sq. km. shown is the actual land area of the listed country, bodies of water within that country are not included.

Population Density - 
The number of people now living within the country per sq. km. of land area - these are United Nations statistics.

Literacy We have listed the latest percentages of the population over the age of 15 years able to read and write. i.e. male: 47%, female 15%  

Life Expectancy - We have listed life expectancy of men and women at birth.

Adults 15-49 with HIV/AIDS - Percentage of the population infected. Source

National Intelligence Quotient - The Average Intelligence Quotient is 100. 

Corruption Index  -  Transparency International Data. 

Armed Forces Includes various data on Land, Sea and Air Forces and Budgets.

USAID Grants taken 1962-2002 - $ U.S. authorized financial aid to foreign Nations.

News Sources English Language Local News sources.

World Health Organization   An overview of the Health situation within the country.

Freedom House Report   -   Freedom House Country Freedom Rankings. 

  National Newspapers & Business Publications published in English.

Stock Exchange
Stock Exchanges that are presented real-time in English.

Chambers of Commerce  -  Link takes you to the World Chambers Network.�

Wikipedia Overview  -  Link takes you to the Wikipedia Encyclopaedia.

Current Conflicts - Link takes you to an update on conflicts the Nation is engaged in.

TODAY'S NEWS - News relating to the country from around the world.

 Currency exchange rates for Local Currency. 

  Local weather conditions today.

   Local Time.

   Amnesty International - Country Human Rights Report. 

   Prison Population

Fiji Sunset.Island Vulnerability - Island Nations suffer vulnerabilities that other Nations do not have to expect.  This link leads you to information regarding this factor of Government.

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  Member of the Commonwealth of Nations (The British Empire) - Map

Animated Flag of OAS (Organization of American States)    Member of the Organization of American States - Map

Animated Flag of OAU (Organization of African Unity)    Member of the African Union

Animated Flag of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)     Member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - Map

Animated Flag of European Union  Member of the European Union - Map

  Member of the Association of South East Asian Nations - Map

Animated Flag of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)  Member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (Soviet Union)

  USAID - Loans and Grants made by the United States Congress to Foreign Countries.

This symbol indicates that the State Department of the United States Government has deemed that this Country is considered a State Sponsor of International Terrorism.



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Map of the Muslim World
(Showing Sunni & Shia Majorities)


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Catholic   Protestant   Orthodox


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3D Animation : red star


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Major Religious Groups of the World Ranked by Number of Adherents

Map of religious majority of the Worlds Countries

A Basic Overview of the World's Major Religions

Alphabetical Listing of the Worlds Religions

Religious Majorities by State in the United States of America

Largest Religious Groups in the United States of America



The States of Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea and Sudan
�are the five governments that the United States Secretary of State
has designated�as state sponsors of international terrorism.

Department of State - Counter Terrorism

Department of Homeland Security


Nations with Colonies, Territories & Overseas Possessions

     (AUSTRALIA)   Commonwealth of Australia
People's Republic of China
         (DENMARK)  Kingdom of Denmark
     (FRANCE)  French Republic 
(FINLAND)  Republic of Finland
          (ISRAEL)  State of Israel
        (NETHERLANDS)  Kingdom of the Netherlands
     (NEW ZEALAND)  New Zealand
        (NORWAY)   Kingdom of Norway
     (PORTUGAL)  Portuguese Republic
       (SPAIN)  Kingdom of Spain
     (U.K.)  United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
      (U.S.A.)  United States of America

Could, Should or Would be Countries

(Not Recognized by the United Nations as Nations)

The Etiquette of Formal & Business Dining

Hot Spots of the World


Freedom of the Press

Although we have listed as many English Language newspapers and other business publications as we can find, we would point out that not all publications have the Freedom of the Press enjoyed by those in North America and Europe.  So, we suggest you check the Freedom House - Freedom of the Press Report, before reading any of the newspapers or other publications listed here.

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New Zealand Possessions or Territories

   Animated Flag of Cook Islands    90%      
   Cook Islands Animated Sphere
   Languages    Travel Guide    Pictures
    GDP - N/A     Population 21,008
    240 sq. km.      87.5 per sq. km.
    Literacy:  N/A
    Life Expectancy:  N/A

Cook Island News
Chambers of Commerce

              Fiji Sunset.

New Zealand Territory or Possession


Niue   Animated Sphere
  Languages    Travel Guide
   GDP $ 13,500   Population 2,145
Living In Poverty  N/A
   262.7 sq. km.     7.1 per sq. km.

  Literacy:  95%
   Life Expectancy:  N/A
Women 15-49 with HIV/AIDS - N/A
National Intelligence Quotient - N/A
Corruption Index

USAID Grants taken 1962-2002 - $ NIL
   News Sources       World Health Organization
Chambers of Commerce

        Fiji Sunset.

      New Zealand Territory or Possession


   Animated Flag of Tokelau      70%      
   Tokelau Animated Sphere
   Languages   Travel Guide    Pictures
    GDP - N/A     Population 1,418
    10 sq. km.      142 per sq. km.
    Literacy:  N/A
    Life Expectancy:  male 68 yrs. female 70 yrs.

Chambers of Commerce

          Fiji Sunset.

New Zealand Territory or Possession


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  New Zealand  Animated Sphere  UNITED NATIONS
Languages    Travel Guide   Pictures  Universities
   GDP $ 20,764     Population 3,951,307
Living In Poverty N/A
   Population 2050 (projected) 5,100,000
+ 27%
   268,021 sq. km.   14 per sq. km.

   Literacy:  99%
   Life Expectancy:  male 75.34 yrs. female 81.44 yrs.

Women 15-49 with HIV/AIDS - 15%
National Intelligence Quotient - 100
Corruption Index

Armed Forces    
USAID Grants taken 1962-2002 - $ NIL
   News Sources
       World Health Organization

Freedom House Report
Investment Journal
   National Business Review
   The Press
   The New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Stock Exchange
Chambers of Commerce

      Fiji Sunset.


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