The map, originally shared by the New Zealand Embassy in Ireland, shows New Zealand overlaid on a map of Western Europe and reveals Aotearoa’s true size.
Clark wrote: “New Zealand sometimes is thought of as a small country, so it’s interesting to see juxtaposed on a map of Europe. This shows its length from the north of the North Island to Stewart Is comparable to the distance from north of Copenhagen to southern France and maybe a bit below!”
New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the area of sea and seabed that
extends from 12 to 200 nautical miles offshore, is the fifth largest EEZ (approximately
4.3 million square km) in the world and about 15 times the size of our land mass.
Source: NZ Herald