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New Zealand on the World Map

World map showing New Zealand's position
Click to visit Australia Click to zoom in  Click on the New Zealand map to see a topographical view.

New Zealand is considered to be the most isolated country in the world in a geographical sense. New Zealand is on the opposite side of Greenwich Mean Time (GMt) which makes New Zealand the first country in the world to see each new day. This means the country is 12 hours ahead of England, and 24 hours ahead of some of the nearby Pacific Islands due to the International Date being nearby. If you were able to travel from New Zealand through the centre of the earth, and continued to the otherside, you would find yourself in and area between North Africa and Southern England depending where in New Zealand you were.



  

Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)

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