Population: 4.6 million
Official languages: English, Maori, New Zealand Sign Language
Geographic area: 103,799 square miles (nearly twice the size of Arkansas)
Number of schools: 2,539
Famous natives: Lucy Lawless (actress), Ernest Rutherford (scientist, pioneer of nuclear physics), Lorde (contemporary singer/songwriter), Edmund Hillary (mountaineer, first nonnative to reach the summit of Mount Everest)
Fun fact: "Kiwi" is the nickname for a person from New Zealand. It comes from the name of a flightless bird native to the country.