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Beautiful Landscapes and Scenery of New Zealad Is Dying Away

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New Zealand, which is known for its beautiful landscapes that are often captured on film in movies and television shows such as The Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Xena: the Warrior Princess, is now facing problems with deforestation, soil erosion, and invasive species that are killing native plants and animals (Central Intelligence Agency). With all countries whose population is growing, there are major effects caused by it.
According to The World Factbook, a website created and ran by the Central Intelligence Agency, New Zealand is a country made of multiple islands that lie off the southeast coast of the continent Australia in the South Pacific Ocean. With about 268,000 square kilometers of land, New Zealand is an island that has both coastal plains and mountainous regions. Not only is it known for being home to the Southern Alps, it is also known for having many volcanoes (CIA). The lowest point of elevation for New Zealand is 0 meters, whereas the highest point of elevation is 3,754 meters which is located on Mount Cook. Because of the vast differences in terrain, New Zealand experiences temperate climate with contrasts in the different regions (CIA).

Because most of the land is not suitable for living due to its weather conditions or rugged terrain, many of the people live in cities, such as its capital, Wellington. There are 4,365,113 people that live in New Zealand with a population growth rate is .85% (CIA). Generally there are more men than women at birth totaling 449,850 men and 427,934 females, but around the age of 25 they equal out to 887,060 males and 885,421 females; however, by the age of 55 females surpass the males and become the majority because males have a lower life expectancy rate (Central Intellig...

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