Auckland

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Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand.wikipedia
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List of New Zealand urban areas by population

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The most populous urban area in the country, Auckland has an urban population of around It is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of.

New Zealand

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Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand.
New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.

North Island

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Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand.
From north to south, they are Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisborne, New Plymouth, Napier, Hastings, Whanganui, Palmerston North, and Wellington, the capital, located at the south-west extremity of the island.

Waitakere Ranges

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Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west.
The Waitakere Ranges are a chain of hills in the Auckland Region, generally running approximately 25 km (15.5 mi) from north to south, 25 km west of central Auckland, New Zealand.

University of Auckland

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The University of Auckland, founded in 1883, is the largest university in New Zealand.
The University of Auckland (Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau) is the largest university in New Zealand, located in the country's largest city, Auckland.

Capital of New Zealand

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After a British colony was established in 1840, William Hobson, then Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand, chose the area as his new capital.
Auckland was the second capital from 1841 until 1865, when Parliament was permanently moved to Wellington after an argument that persisted for a decade.

Hunua Ranges

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Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west.
The Hunua Ranges form a block of hilly country to the southeast of Auckland in New Zealand's North Island.

Auckland Region

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The most populous urban area in the country, Auckland has an urban population of around It is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of.
The Auckland Region (Tāmaki-makau-rau) is one of the sixteen regions of New Zealand, named for the city of Auckland, the country's largest urban area.

Auckland Airport

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The city is served by Auckland Airport, which handles around one million international passengers a month.
The airport is located near Mangere, a residential suburb, and Airport Oaks, a service hub suburb 21 km south of the Auckland city centre.

Colony of New Zealand

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After a British colony was established in 1840, William Hobson, then Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand, chose the area as his new capital.
The Colony of New Zealand had three capitals: Old Russell (1841), Auckland (1841–1865), and Wellington (after 1865).

Auckland Harbour Bridge

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Architectural landmarks include the Harbour Bridge, the Town Hall, and the Sky Tower. They also allowed further massive expansion that resulted in the growth of suburban areas such as the North Shore (especially after the construction of the Auckland Harbour Bridge in the late 1950s), and Manukau City in the south.
The Auckland Harbour Bridge is an eight-lane motorway bridge over the Waitematā Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand.

Manukau Harbour

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Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west.
It is located to the southwest of the Auckland isthmus, and opens out into the Tasman Sea.

Sky Tower (Auckland)

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Architectural landmarks include the Harbour Bridge, the Town Hall, and the Sky Tower.
The Sky Tower is a telecommunications and observation tower in Auckland, New Zealand.

Auckland War Memorial Museum

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The city's varied cultural institutions—such as the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Museum of Transport and Technology, and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki—and national historic sites, festivals, performing arts, and sports activities are significant tourist attractions.
The museum is also one of the most iconic Auckland buildings, constructed in the neo-classicist style, and sitting on a grassed plinth (the remains of a dormant volcano) in the Auckland Domain, a large public park close to the Auckland CBD.

Waitematā Harbour

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The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitematā Harbour on the Pacific Ocean.
Waitematā Harbour is the main access by sea to Auckland, New Zealand.

Onehunga

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Outlying defensive towns were then constructed to the south, stretching in a line from the port village of Onehunga in the west to Howick in the east.
Onehunga is a suburb of Auckland in New Zealand and the location of the Port of Onehunga, the city's small port on the Manukau Harbour.

Howick, New Zealand

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Outlying defensive towns were then constructed to the south, stretching in a line from the port village of Onehunga in the west to Howick in the east.
Howick is an eastern suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, forming part of what is sometimes called East Auckland.

Great South Road, New Zealand

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This, and continued road building towards the south into the Waikato, enabled Pākehā (European New Zealanders) influence to spread from Auckland.
The Great South Road was the northern section of the earliest highway between Auckland and Wellington, in the North Island of New Zealand.

William Hobson

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After a British colony was established in 1840, William Hobson, then Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand, chose the area as his new capital.
He also selected the site for a capital in the North Island, which he named Auckland.

Christchurch

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Auckland's population of ex-soldiers was far greater than that of other settlements: about 50 percent of the population was Irish, which contrasted heavily with the majority English settlers in Wellington, Christchurch or New Plymouth.
It is home to residents, making it New Zealand's third-most populous city behind Auckland and Wellington.

Manukau City

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They also allowed further massive expansion that resulted in the growth of suburban areas such as the North Shore (especially after the construction of the Auckland Harbour Bridge in the late 1950s), and Manukau City in the south.
Manukau City was a territorial authority district in Auckland, New Zealand, that was governed by the Manukau City Council.

Wellington

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Auckland was replaced as the capital in 1865 by Wellington, but the influx of immigration stayed strong, and it has remained the nation's largest city.
Wellington became the capital city in place of Auckland, which William Hobson had made the capital in 1841.

Ponsonby, New Zealand

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The CBD covers 433 hectares in a triangular area, and is bounded by the Auckland waterfront on the Waitematā Harbour and the inner-city suburbs of Ponsonby, Newton and Parnell.
Ponsonby is an inner-city suburb of Auckland located 2 km west of the Auckland CBD, in the North Island of New Zealand.

Urban areas of New Zealand

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The greater Auckland urban area—as it is defined by Statistics New Zealand—spans 1102.9 km2 and extends to Waiwera in the north, Kumeu in the north-west, and Runciman in the south.

Mercer Quality of Living Survey

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Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world, Auckland is recognised as one of the world's most liveable cities, ranked third in the 2019 Mercer Quality of Living Survey.