New Zealand
Aotearoa (Māori)

Population: 4,545,627 (July 2018 est.)
Capital: Wellington
Internet country code: .nz

Government:
Official website: govt.nz
Data.govt.nz: data.govt.nz
New Zealand Tourism Board: tourismnewzealand.com

Etymology: Dutch explorer Abel TASMAN was the first European to reach New Zealand in 1642; he named it Staten Landt, but Dutch cartographers renamed it Nova Zeelandia in 1645 after the Dutch province of Zeeland; British explorer Captain James COOK subsequently anglicized the name to New Zealand when he mapped the islands in 1769.