In December 1642, Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sighted a new land which he described as mountainous and covered in cloud in the south, but more barren in the north. He had discovered New Zealand. The islands were named after the Dutch province of Zeeland.
New Zealand is named after Zeeland, the western most province of Netherlands. A Dutch explorer Abel Tasman was the first European to discover the land and named it New Zealand.
John P Phillip named New Zealand New Zealand
New Zealand was named after Zeeland, a province. It was discovered and named by Abel Tasman
There is another "Zealand" in the Netherlands. I believe New Zealand was named after that part of The Netherlands.
New ZealandNew Zealand. named after a Dutch province of Zeeland, which in English is Zealand. Literally sea land.
why do you have your country? every part of known land or sea is named so therefore New Zealand is New Zealand
Abel Tasman named New Zealand after the Dutch province of Zeeland.
New Zealand was named after Zealand, a province in The Netherlands, by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman.
Oban is the southernmost named town in New Zealand.
New Zealand was named after Zealand, a province in the Netherlands. The Dutch were the first Europeans to discover it. It does not resemble Zealand - Zealand is flat, New Zealand is mountainous.
The Capital Of New Zealand is Wellington. It was named after the second most important chamber of the Dutch-east-Indian Company.
It was named after the Kiwi bird which is the national bird of New Zealand. They used to be called Chinese gooseberry but in 1959 the name Kiwifruit was adopted. Despite the name, kiwifruit are not native to New Zealand. Seeds were brought to New Zealand in 1904
Abel Tasman gave New Zealand the name 'New Zealand', named after a province in Holland called Zeeland.
New Zealand was named by the explorer Abel Tasman, after Zeeland in the Netherlands, which is why it is called New Zealand. (Zealand is the English spelling of this Dutch name).There is also a Zealand in Denmark, but this is coincidental.
There are thousands of mountains in new Zealand - indeed up to a hundred separately named ranges of them.
New Zealand was originally named after the Netherlands province, Zeeland.
The River Buller is on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It was named after Charles Buller who furthered the colonization of New Zealand.
The province of Zeeland in the Netherlands.
New Zealand got it's name after some one (i can't remember who) named it after Zealand in Holland. It's the same as New Mexico and New England.
No, alas it is easy to be confused by such. New Zealand was named after Zeeland which is in Europe. New Zealand is actually in the South Pacific a fair bit to the right of Australia.
Zeeland is a province in the Netherlands and Abel Tasman (who was from the Netherlands) named New Zealand after it, after he discovered it in 1642.
The maori named New Zealand: Aotearoa meaning Land of the Long White Cloud.
New Zealand was named after 'Zeeland' in the Netherlands. --------------- Zealand is also the English name for Sjaelland in Denmark.
New Zealand is located at the southern hemisphere, so it's by the pacific ocean However; Zealand is a Danish island. Part of Copenhagen is on it. and ZEELAND (after which New Zealand is named) is in the Netherlands.