State of Aotearoa
Whenua o Aotearoa (Māori)
NZ flag design Silver Fern (Black, White & Blue) by Kyle Lockwood [[File:|85px||Coat of arms of Aotearoa]]
Flag Coat of arms
Nickname(s): The Kiwi State
Official language(s) English, Māori
Demonym Aotearoan
Capital Wellington
Largest city Auckland
Area Ranked 15th
 – Total 113,729 km2
Population Ranked 15th
 – Total 4.90 million
Admission to Federation 1 January 1824 (8th)
Governor Patsy Reddy
Premier Jacinda Ardern (L)
Legislature Parliament
Senators David Bushby (N)
Catryna Bilyk (L)
Peter Whish-Wilson (G)
Helen Polley (L)
House delegation List
Time zone Pacific Standard Time (UTC +12)
Abbreviations AO
Internet TLD .ao

Aotearoa is one of the 21 states of the United Cygnian States. The southernmost state of the Union, Aotearoa consists of two main islands, as well as a number of other, smaller islands. Aotearoa is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 miles) east of the Cygnian mainland across the Tasman Sea. It is considered to be the most remote of the Cygnian states. The closest state to Aotearoa is Tasmania to the northwest.