New Zealand
Aotearoa (Māori)

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

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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.

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