North Island

The North Island of is warm, with scenery ranging from sandy beaches, through rolling farmland to active volcanic peaks. Although it is smaller than the , it is much more populous, with half of New Zealand's population living north of Lake in the middle of the North Island.

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is the largest city in at 1.7 million citizens, and the main arrival point for visitors to the country.

is the capital and second largest urban area of .

Wellington is that part of the urban area of in New Zealand that is administered by Wellington Council.

is the geothermal wonderland of , with easily experienced Māori culture, and a range of outdoor adventure activities.


The region is the southernmost part of the of , governed by the Regional Council.

is the northernmost region in . is the only city in the area; the next biggest towns have a few thousand people.

The is a region on the north-east coast of the of .

The is a region of the of that lies to the south of and is named for the River that traverses its length.

The region of features the Lake Taupo area and the mountain volcanoes of , all situated on a volcanic plateau in the middle of the .

The is a broad flat river plain on the south-west side of the North Island of .

is a region of the North Island of that is dominated by its volcanic mountain, , also known as Mount Egmont.

The , also known as Eastland or the Gisborne Region, lies around and south of the of the of .

The region is on the west coast of the of .

North Island

  • Type: island
  • Location: ,
  • Population: 3,520,000
  • Latitude of center: -39° or 39° south
  • Longitude of center: 176° or 176° east
  • Elevation: 557 meters (1827 feet)
  • GeoNames ID: 2185983

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