New Zealand is considered a great nation due to its total area. Its total area is 266,838 km² (approximately 103,026 mi²). The continental shelf of New Zealand is approximately 277,610 km² (approximately 107,185 mi²) in size. New Zealand is in Oceania. Oceania is a region that includes many of the islands in the tropical Pacific Ocean. It is sometimes referred to as Oceanica. The countries of Oceania include New Zealand and the Solomon Islands, among others. New Zealand is not a landlocked country. This means that it is bounded by at least one larger body of water. The average elevation range of New Zealand is 388 m (1,273 ft).
The total length of land borders of New Zealand is 0 kilometers (~ 0 miles). New Zealand has no land borders, so neither does it have any neighboring countries in the traditional sense.
The capital of New Zealand is Wellington. The biggest cities in New Zealand are Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch.
The average elevation range of New Zealand is 388 m (1,273 ft). New Zealand's highest point is Aoraki / Mount Cook with an official altitude of 3724 m (12,218 ft). The lowest point in New Zealand is the Taieri Plains. It is at -2 m (-7 ft), i.e. below sea level. The difference in altitude between the highest (Aoraki / Mount Cook) and lowest (Taieri Plains) point in New Zealand is 3726 m (2 ft).
The total land area of New Zealand is 266,838 km² (approximately 103,026 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 4,083,744 km² (~ 1,576,735 mi²). The continental shelf of New Zealand is approximately 277,610 km². Including the land mass and the EEZ, the total area of New Zealand is approximately 4,350,582 km² (~ 1,679,761 mi²). New Zealand is considered a great nation due to its total area.
Forest and farmland
85,424 km² of New Zealand's territory is covered with forests, and woodland comprises 32% of the total land in the country. New Zealand has 14,848 km² of arable land, which is 6% of the total area of the country.