First, we must define New Zealand’s location. This is done by determining its absolute location and relative location. The absolute location of a place is determined by its latitude and longitude. Latitude lines measure distances north and south of the equator, while longitude measure distances east and west of the Prime Meridian. The absolute location for New Zealand is as follows: Latitude: 44.0563° South Longitude: 170.3542° East Now, let’s determine the county’s relative location. In other words, its relation to nearby locations. New Zealand is located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia, is geographically positioned in both the southern and eastern hemisphere (New Zealand, 2015). The country is completely surrounded by the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
Second, let’s look at New Zealand as a place itself, which includes its physical as well as
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