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The name Auckland refers both to a region and a city. The region borders Northland to the north and Waikato in the south. East is the Pacific Ocean and west is the Tasman Sea.
Auckland is a big city in area compared to its population. It is about 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 total population of New Zealand which is more than the population of the whole South Island. Auckland is also the largest Polynesian city in the world, as it has a sizable Maori population as well as a large Pacific Island population too. Read more ››