New Zealand Facts – 50 Interesting Facts About New Zealand

Fun facts about New Zealand

New Zealand is the 3rd closest country to Antarctica, after Argentina and Chile.

Rugby is the most popular sport in New Zealand.

New Zealand has won more Olympic gold medals, per capita, than any other country.

New Zealand is part of the “Zealandia” continent, 93% of it is submerged.

Declawing cats is legal in most of the states in U.S. and at least 22 countries including Finland, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

New Zealand has the smallest wage gap between men and women it is under 5%.

New Zealand’s prime minister got drunk in 1984, and decided to call a general election spontaneously, he lost.

New Zealand has 2 main islands namely North Island and South Island, as well as other smaller ones.

The Treaty of Waitangi, was signed between British an Maori in 1840, making New Zealand a colony of British Empire.

Diary products are New Zealand’s highest earning exports.