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Tāmaki Makaurau (Māori)
Main urban aurie
 * top: Downtown Auckland * upper left: Piha * bottom left: Auckland Town Hall * upper richt: Auckland Museum * centre richt: Viaduct Harbour * bottom richt: Waitakere Ranges

Nickname(s): Ceety o Sails,
SuperCeety (sometimes ironically),
Queen Ceety (archaic)
Auckland is locatit in New Zealand
Coordinates ([1]): 36°50′25.50″S 174°44′23.53″E / 36.8404167°S 174.7398694°E / -36.8404167; 174.7398694Coordinates: 36°50′25.50″S 174°44′23.53″E / 36.8404167°S 174.7398694°E / -36.8404167; 174.7398694
Kintra  New Zealand
Island North Island
Region Auckland
Territorial authority Auckland
Settled bi Māori c. 1350
Settled bi Europeans 1840
Local buirds
 • Mayor Len Brown
 • Urban 482.9 km2 (186.4 sq mi)
 • Metro[2] 559.2 km2 (215.9 sq mi)
Highest elevation 196 m (643 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (June 2012 estimate)[3]
 • Urban 1,397,300
 • Urban density 2,900/km2 (7,500/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,507,700
 • Metro density 2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
 • Demonym Aucklander, Jafa (aften derogatory)
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode(s) 0500-2999
Area code(s) 09
Local iwi Ngāti Whātua, Tainui

Auckland (kent in the Māori leid as Tamaki Makaurau) is the lairgest ceety o New Zealand wi mair nor 1.3 million indwallers. It is situatit at the North o the North Isle.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "GEOnet Names Server (GNS)". Archived from the original on 12 August 2005. Retrieved August 2005. 
  2. Monitoring Research Quarterly, March 2011 Volume 4 Issue 1, page 4 (from the Auckland council website)
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