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 Taupo 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. Photo: Ralf Roletschek, CC BY 2.5.

is the capital and second largest urban area of . Photo: Clilly4, CC0.

The is in the North Island of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The region is the southernmost part of the North Island of , governed by the Regional Council. Photo: Deanpemberton, CC BY-SA 2.5.


is the northernmost region in . is the only city in the area; the next biggest towns have a few thousand people. Photo: Brownfish, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a region of the North Island of that lies to the south of and is named for the River that traverses its length. Photo: tara hunt, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The is a region on the north-east coast of the North Island of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a region on the east coast of the North Island of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a region of the North Island of that is dominated by its volcanic mountain, , also known as Mount Egmont. Photo: AlasdairW, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The region of features the Lake Taupo area and the mountain volcanoes of , all situated on a volcanic plateau in the middle of the North Island. Photo: AlasdairW, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is an area of the lower North Island of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The , also known as Eastland or the Gisborne Region, lies around and south of the of the North Island of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The region is on the west coast of the North Island of . Photo: Ripdog2121, CC BY-SA 3.0.

North Island

  • Type: Island
  • Description: more northern, and smaller, of the two main islands of New Zealand
  • Category: island
  • Location: ,
Latitude of center
-39° or 39° south
Longitude of center
176° or 176° east
557 metres (1827 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Tigzirt n Ugafa
  • Afrikaans: Noord-Eiland
  • Afrikaans: Noord Eiland
  • Afrikaans: Noordeiland
  • Arabic: Purô Amihanan
  • Arabic: آيسلندا الشمالية
  • Arabic: الجزيرة الشمالية
  • Arabic: الجزيره الشماليه
  • Aragonese: Isla d'o Norte
  • Armenian: Հյուսիսային կղզի (Նոր Զելանդիա)
  • Armenian: Հյուսիսային կղզի
  • Asturian: Islla Norte
  • Azerbaijani: Şimal adası
  • Bashkir: Төньяҡ утрау
  • Basque: Ipar Uharte
  • Basque: Ipar uhartea
  • Belarusian: Востраў Паўночны, Новая Зеландыя
  • Belarusian: Паўночная выспа
  • Belarusian: Паўночны востраў, Новая Зеландыя
  • Belarusian: Паўночны востраў
  • Breton: Enez an Norzh
  • Bulgarian: Северен остров
  • Catalan: Illa del Nord
  • Catalan: illa del Nord
  • Cebuano: North Island
  • Chinese: 北岛
  • Chinese: 北島
  • Chinese: 司令官
  • Chinese: 新西兰北岛
  • Chinese: 特伊卡茂伊
  • Croatian: North Island
  • Croatian: Sjeverni otok
  • Czech: Severní ostrov
  • Danish: Nordøen
  • Dutch: Noordereiland
  • Dutch: North Island
  • Dutch: Te Ika-a-Māui
  • Egyptian Arabic: الجزيره الشماليه
  • English: New Ulster
  • English: New Zealand North Island
  • English: North Island (New Zealand)
  • English: North Island, New Zealand
  • English: North Island of New Zealand
  • English: Te Ika-a-Māui
  • Esperanto: Nord-Zelando
  • Esperanto: Norda Insulo
  • Estonian: Põhjasaar
  • Estonian: Uus-Meremaa Põhjasaar
  • Finnish: North Island
  • Finnish: Northern Island
  • Finnish: Pohjoissaari
  • French: Ile du Nord
  • French: Te Ika-a-Māui
  • French: Île du Nord
  • French: île du Nord
  • Galician: Illa Norte
  • Georgian: ჩრდილოეთი კუნძული
  • German: Nordinsel
  • Greek: Βόρειο Νησί
  • Greek: Βόρειος Νήσος Νέας Ζηλανδίας
  • Hebrew: האי הצפוני
  • Hindi: उत्तर द्वीप
  • Hungarian: Északi-sziget
  • Icelandic: Norðurey
  • Indonesian: North Island
  • Indonesian: Pulau Utara
  • Irish: Oileán Thuaidh
  • Italian: Isola del Nord
  • Italian: North Island
  • Japanese: ニュージーランド北島
  • Japanese: ノースアイランド
  • Japanese: 北島
  • Kabyle: Tigzirt n Ugafa
  • Kalaallisut: Qeqertaq Avannarleq
  • Kazakh: Солтүстік (арал, Жаңа Зеландия)
  • Korean: 북섬
  • Latin: Insula Septemtrionalis
  • Latin: Insula Septentrionalis
  • Latvian: Ziemeļsala
  • Lithuanian: Šiaurinė sala
  • Lithuanian: Šiaurės sala
  • Macedonian: Северен Остров
  • Malay: Pulau Utara
  • Maori: Te Ika-a-Māui
  • Maori: Te Ika a Māui
  • Maori: Te Ika ā Maui
  • Maori: Te Ika ā Māui
  • Marathi: उत्तर बेट, न्यू झीलँड
  • Moroccan Arabic: لݣزيرة دالشمال
  • Norwegian: Nordøya
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Nordøya
  • Norwegian Bokmål: North Island
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Nordøya
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Nordøya på New Zealand
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Norðerne Īeg
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Norþerne Īeg
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Norþīeg
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Norþīg
  • Persian: جزیره شمالی
  • Persian: جزیرهٔ شمالی
  • Polish: Wyspa Północna
  • Portuguese: Ilha Norte
  • Portuguese: Ilha do Norte
  • Quechua: Isla del Norte
  • Quechua: North Island
  • Quechua: Te Ika ā Maui
  • Quechua: Wichay Wat'a
  • Romanian: Insula de Nord
  • Russian: Остров Северный
  • Russian: Северный
  • Russian: Северный остров
  • Samoan: Le Motu 'i Mātū
  • Scots: North Island
  • Scottish Gaelic: Eilean a Tuath, Sealainn Nuadh
  • Scottish Gaelic: Eilean a Tuath
  • Serbian: North Island
  • Serbian: Severno ostrvo
  • Serbian: Te Ika O Maui
  • Serbian: Северно острво
  • Serbo-Croatian: Sjeverni otok
  • Slovak: Severný ostrov
  • Slovenian: Severni otok
  • Spanish: Isla Norte
  • Spanish: Isla Norte de Nueva Zelanda
  • Spanish: Isla del Norte
  • Spanish: North Island
  • Swahili: Kisiwa cha Kaskazini (New Zealand)
  • Swedish: Nordön
  • Swedish: Norra ön
  • Swedish: North Island
  • Swedish: Northern Island
  • Tamil: வடக்குத் தீவு
  • Thai: North Island
  • Thai: เกาะเหนือ
  • Turkish: Kuzey Adası, Yeni Zelanda
  • Turkish: Kuzey Adası
  • Turkmen: Demirgazyk ada
  • Ukrainian: Північна Зеландія
  • Ukrainian: Північний острів
  • Ukrainian: Північний острів Нової Зеландії
  • Urdu: شمالی جزیرہ
  • Uzbek: Shimoliy orol
  • Vietnamese: Te Ika a Māui
  • Vietnamese: Đảo Bắc, New Zealand
  • Vietnamese: Đảo Bắc
  • Waray (Philippines): Isla Amihanan
  • Waray (Philippines): Isla ha Amihanan
  • Waray (Philippines): North Island
  • Waray (Philippines): Puro Amihanan
  • Waray (Philippines): Puro ha Amihanan
  • Waray (Philippines): Purô Amihanan
  • Waray (Philippines): Purô ha Amihanan
  • Welsh: Ynys y Gogledd, Seland Newydd
  • Welsh: Ynys y Gogledd
  • Western Mari: Йыпелвелнӹш
  • Wu Chinese: 北岛 (新西兰)
  • Yue Chinese: 北島
  • Kisiwa cha Kaskazini
  • Солтүстік

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