Welcome to New Zealand! New Zealand – NZ (angl. New Zealand, maori Aotearoa) is a country in the south-west part of Pacific Ocean, located on two large islands (an island - North and an Island South) and plenty (approximately 700) of adjoining more shallow islands. – The capital of country is a city Wellington . A population of NZ is about 4,284 million persons (November, 2008). – A country is the unitary state, based on principles of the limited monarchy and parliamentary democracy, included in the number of the developed countries of the world. FLAG A flag of NZ is a rectangular width . The flag of this design began to be used since 1864 years and got status of state flag of March, 24, 1902. The dark blue background of flag is associated with the blue color of sky and sea. The stars of Crux conduct connection with the site of country in south part of the Pacific ocean. Symbolism of flag of Great Britain talks about a historical legacy and generally accepted for many former British colonies . Coat of arms The first national emblems of NZ were entered in 1911 years, the now operating coat of arms was accepted in 1956 . A coat of arms is a shield, retained from one side of by a blond woman with the flag of NZ in hands and de autre part — by the warrior of maori. The crown of sainted Eduard is above a shield. The coat of arms is associated with unity of all cultures and people, inhabiting a country, and with a monarchy of New Zealand. Territory of Kingdom of NZ State NZ does not have dependent territories. At the same time NZ is the basic member of Kingdom NZ. In a difference from other kingdoms of Concord, Kingdom of NZ is not the state and does not have international state confession. Besides directly NZ in the complement of kingdom Islands of Kuka, Tokelau enter also, Niue and Antarctic Territory of Rossa. Islands of Kuka and Niue are the independent states, freely associated with NZ. Tokelau is dependent territory under the management of NZ. Territory of Rossa was passed under the management of NZ Great Britain in 1923 years. The capital Wellington, the capital of NZ, is located on the south of the North island. New Zealanders name the capital «Windy city». There is a magnificent Botanical garden of Wellington on the hill of Tinakori with unique collection of flora and observational ground, from where a shocking kind is opened on a harbour . Memorial park of the first settlers, national museum «Te-papa-tongareva», marine museum, artistic gallery, zoo, Astronomic center and planetarium. Elisabeth II - Queen of NZ ELISABETH II ( 1926), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Ireland, chapter of British Concord of nations. Gave birth on April, 21 1926 in London, at birth Elisabeth Aleksandra Maria got the name; first children of duke and duchess Yorkskikh, later than king George VI and queen Elisabeth. Entered on a throne in 1952 years after death the father Executing the ceremonial duties of monarch, Elisabeth II remained living character of Great Britain. The main source of anxiety for it were numerous scandals with participation royal family members. Population From data on November, 2008 the population of NZ makes about 4,284 million people. Basic part of population of country is made by native settlers , mainly are descendants from Great Britain. The total stake of population of the European origin makes approximately 67,6 %. From data of census of population 2006 years the representatives of native people, maori, make near 14,6 % population. Two the next largest ethnic groups are representatives of Asiatic (9,2 %) and Polynesian people (6,5 %) Languages of intercourse English, language of maori and gesture language are the official languages of country. English is the basic language of intercourse, and 96 % population of country use it . Most books, newspapers and magazines are published in English, it is used in broadcasting radio and television. A language of maori is the second official language. In 2006 the language of deaf-and-dumbs (New Zealand Sign Language) got status of the third official languages. North island of NZ Island North ("Te-ika-amaui") - one of the most picturesque places on a planet. A landscape of island is a mixture from snowcapped mountain peaks in the National park Tongariro, districts of ancient volcanoes with hundreds of mud puddles in a neighborhood of Rotorua, green meadows in foot-hills, drowning in the dense forests of slopes of ancient volcanic plateau, and the coast of island shows by itself one endless sandy beach. City-port Okland City-port Okland, former 1865 to by the capital of NZ, is located in the narrowest place of the North island, between two gulfs, belongings different seas. It is an enormous megapolis (area 5,6 thousands apt. km), unique in its way - almost all city is built-up one-story houses, but at the same time it and industrial, cultural and economic center of country. It is included in a number the 10 best for life cities on a planet. Botanical garden In the town you need to examine the magnificent Botanical garden of Wellington on the hill of Tinakori (area 26 ga) with unique collection of flora, from where a shocking kind is opened on a beautiful harbour . The work was made by Shevchik Aksana (11-1 Class) Thank you for attention!