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    Nueva Zelanda Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 41 00 S, 174 00 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Oceania

      Area:
      total: 268,680 sq km
      land: 268,670 sq km
      water: 10 sq km
      note: includes Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands

      Area - comparativo: about the size of Colorado

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: 15,134 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: temperate with sharp regional contrasts

      Terreno: predominately mountainous with some large coastal plains

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mount Cook 3,764 m

      Recursos Naturales: natural gas, iron ore, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold, limestone

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 9%
      permanent crops: 5%
      permanent pastures: 50%
      forests and woodland: 28%
      other: 8% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 2,850 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: earthquakes are common, though usually not severe; volcanic activity

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: deforestation; soil erosion; native flora and fauna hard-hit by species introduced from outside

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Marine Life Conservation

      Nota - geograf�a: about 80% of the population lives in cities

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