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| Official languages
| 268,021 km2|
Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
| Time zone
| NZST (UTC+12)|
New Zealand dollar
| New Zealanders|
Kiwis (a nickname)
The inhabitants of New Zealand are called New Zealanders.
The country is divided in 16 regions.
Organisation of the country[edit | edit source]
New Zealand is a monarchy ruled by the British sovereign, representated locally by a governor-general. The governor-general is nominated by the sovereign of New Zealand for a 5 year term. The prime minister is the head of government. The executive power is held by ministers of the government. The New Zealand governor-general, the prime minister and the ministers form the executive council. The legislative power is in the hands the parliament, comprising of 120 members, elected for a 3 year term. The New Zealand parliament was established in 1852. The New Zealand governor-general is the Queen's representative of the country to the rest of the commonwealth.
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