New Zealand is an Island country located in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is comprised of two main landmasses – the North and South Islands – as well as numerous smaller islands. Since it is one of the last places on Earth to have been settled by humans, it is noted for it's unique biodiversity. It has an estimated population of approximately 4.4 million people, and the official language is English.
The economy in New Zealand is modern and highly developed. It has historically been dependent on extractive industries and currently relies heavily on international trade. There are also large contributions from the service sector, as well as manufacturing, construction, farming and raw mineral extraction.