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New Zealand

New Zealand

Also known as: Neuseeland (Deutsch), Nueva Zelanda (español), la Nouvelle-Zélande (français), Nuova Zelanda (Italiano), Nowa Zelandia (polski), Nova Zelândia (Português), 紐西蘭(新西蘭) (正體中文), ニュージーランド (日本語), Nova Zelandia (latine)

Dependencies: Cook Islands Cook Islands, Niue Niue, Tokelau Tokelau

Continent: Oceania

Capital: Wellington

Area: 264,537 km²

Population: 4,510,327

Patron Saints: St. Francis Xavier, Our Lady Help of Christians

Religions: Christian 44.3% (Catholic 11.6%, Anglican 10.8%, Presbyterian and Congregational 7.8%, Methodist, 2.4%, Pentecostal 1.8%, other 9.9%), Hindu 2.1%, Buddhist 1.4%, Maori Christian 1.3%, Islam 1.1%, other religion 1.4% (includes Judaism, Spiritualism and New Age religions, Baha'i, Asian religions other than Buddhism), no religion 38.5%, unidentified 12.3%

Languages: English (de facto official) 89.8%, Maori (de jure official) 3.5%, Samoan 2%, Hindi 1.6%, French 1.2%, Northern Chinese 1.2%, Yue 1%, other or not stated 20.5%, New Zealand Sign Language (de jure official)

Ethnic Groups: European 71.2%, Maori 14.1%, Asian 11.3%, Pacific peoples 7.6%, Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 1.1%, other 1.6%, not stated or unidentified 5.4%

Neighbouring Countries: Australia Australia, ↑ Fiji Fiji, ↑ New Caledonia New Caledonia, ↑ Norfolk Island Norfolk Island

Circumscriptions (10): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (8), Military Ordinariates (1)

Roman Rite (7): Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Military Ordinariate of New Zealand, Palmerston North, Wellington

Chaldean Church (1): Saint Thomas the Apostle of Sydney

Greek-Melkite Church (1): Saint Michael’s of Sydney

Ukrainian Church (1): Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne

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Apostolic Nunciature: New Zealand

Conference of Bishops: New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference LinkTwitter Feed Bishop Patrick James Dunn (68)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (F.C.B.C.O.) Archbishop Peter Loy Chong (57)

as of 2018.11.18

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