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The name Auckland refers both to a region and a city. The region borders the Northland region to the north and Waikato in the south. East is the Pacific Ocean and west is the Tasman Sea, the body of water between New Zealand and Australia.
Auckland city is big in area compared to its population. It is around one-third the size of London but has less than one eighth the population. Despite not being a high density city, the population still amounts to nearly one third of the national population which is surprisingly more than the population of the country's biggest island, the South Island.
Auckland is the largest Polynesian city in the world, as it has a sizable Maori population as well as a large Pacific Island populace. Read more ››
Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual New Zealand). Providing a credit or link is appreciated.
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