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New Zealand

Originally written as a poem, the national anthem, “God Defend New Zealand,” was set to music as part of a competition in 1876. More fun facts about this island nation:

  • Population: 4.9 million people live in New Zealand
  • Capital City: Wellington
  • Official Languages: English, Māori, and New Zealand Sign Language
  • Currency: 1 New Zealand dollar = .70 US cents
  • Official Sport of New Zealand: Rugby

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