Largest Cities in New Zealand

Facts about New Zealand

Official languages: English, Maori
Capital: Wellington
Area: 268,680 km²
Population: 4.3 million residents
Population density: 15.83 residents per km²
Currency: NZD
Internet TLD: .nz
ISO codes: NZ, NZL, 554
The calling code for New Zealand is +64

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New Zealand (English: New Zealand; maori: Aotearoa) is a geographically isolated island nation in the southern Pacific Ocean. It is located about 2,000 km southeast of Australia, a good 1,500 km south of New Caledonia and just under 3,000 km north of the Antarctic mainland. New Zealand consists of two main islands, the North Island and the South Island, as well as numerous smaller islands. The most important of these are Stewart Island and the Chatham Islands group.

New Zealand cannot be clearly assigned to a particular continent, neither geographically nor culturally. The country lies partly on the Australian, partly on the Pacific plate, and most of its residents are rooted in two different cultural areas: the descendants of the mostly British colonists in Europe, the indigenous Maori as Polynesians in contrast in the oceanic culture.

New Zealand is part of the British Commonwealth. The Realm of New Zealand, which consists of five parts, includes New Zealand itself, the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and the Ross subsidiary area.

New Zealand is the state furthest away from Germany. New Zealand is in a seismically very active zone and weaker earthquakes are commonplace. Travelers should therefore familiarize themselves with the rules of conduct in the event of earthquakes and any resulting tsunamis. In New Zealand is considered left-hand traffic. The New Zealand government recommends that you consult the website – also in German – on road safety in New Zealand before starting your journey.

Biggest Cities of New Zealand by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Auckland, New Zealand 418,021 -36.8485 174.763
2 Wellington, New Zealand 382,011 -41.2866 174.776
3 Christchurch, New Zealand 364,037 -43.5333 172.633
4 Manukau City, New Zealand 362,111 -36.9928 174.88
5 Waitakere, New Zealand 208,211 -36.9175 174.658
6 North Shore, New Zealand 207,976 -36.8 174.75
7 Hamilton, New Zealand 152,752 -37.7833 175.283
8 Dunedin, New Zealand 114,458 -45.8742 170.504
9 Tauranga, New Zealand 110,449 -37.6861 176.167
10 Lower Hutt, New Zealand 101,305 -41.2167 174.917
11 Palmerston North, New Zealand 76,107 -40.3564 175.611
12 Rotorua, New Zealand 66,012 -38.1387 176.245
13 Hastings, New Zealand 61,807 -39.6381 176.849
14 Nelson, New Zealand 59,311 -41.2708 173.284
15 Napier, New Zealand 56,898 -39.4926 176.912
16 Mangere, New Zealand 55,377 -36.9681 174.799
17 Porirua, New Zealand 51,025 -41.1333 174.85
18 Whangarei, New Zealand 51,011 -35.7317 174.324
19 New Plymouth, New Zealand 49,279 -39.0667 174.083
20 Invercargill, New Zealand 47,398 -46.4 168.35
21 Wanganui, New Zealand 40,379 -39.9333 175.05
22 Upper Hutt, New Zealand 38,511 -41.1383 175.05
23 Gisborne, New Zealand 34,385 -38.6533 178.004
24 Ashburton, New Zealand 30,211 -43.8983 171.73
25 Papakura, New Zealand 28,121 -37.0657 174.944
26 Timaru, New Zealand 28,118 -44.3967 171.254
27 Blenheim, New Zealand 26,661 -41.516 173.953
28 Paraparaumu, New Zealand 25,374 -40.9167 175.017
29 Taupo, New Zealand 22,580 -38.6833 176.083
30 Pukekohe East, New Zealand 21,549 -37.2 174.95
31 Masterton, New Zealand 20,809 -40.9597 175.658
32 Levin, New Zealand 19,900 -40.6333 175.275
33 Whakatane, New Zealand 18,713 -37.9585 176.985
34 Taradale, New Zealand 16,710 -39.5333 176.85
35 Cambridge, New Zealand 15,303 -37.8782 175.44
36 Tokoroa, New Zealand 14,388 -38.2333 175.867
37 Richmond, New Zealand 14,111 -41.3333 173.183
38 Oamaru, New Zealand 13,111 -45.0976 170.971
39 Gore, New Zealand 12,219 -46.1028 168.944
40 Hawera, New Zealand 11,179 -39.5917 174.283
41 Takanini, New Zealand 10,981 -37.0482 174.9
42 Queenstown, New Zealand 10,553 -45.0302 168.663
43 Kaiapoi, New Zealand 10,311 -43.3783 172.64
44 Greymouth, New Zealand 9,530 -42.4667 171.2
45 Pakuranga, New Zealand 9,018 -36.8833 174.917
46 Khandallah, New Zealand 8,611 -41.245 174.794
47 Waiuku, New Zealand 7,666 -37.2481 174.735
48 Motueka, New Zealand 7,596 -41.1333 173.017
49 Thames, New Zealand 7,247 -37.1383 175.54
50 Kawerau, New Zealand 6,813 -38.1 176.7
51 Petone, New Zealand 6,720 -41.2283 174.87
52 Papatowai, New Zealand 6,704 -46.5607 169.471
53 Waitara, New Zealand 6,429 -39.0016 174.238
54 Matamata, New Zealand 6,417 -37.8106 175.762
55 Otaki, New Zealand 6,197 -40.7583 175.15
56 Kerikeri, New Zealand 5,765 -35.2268 173.947
57 Ngaruawahia, New Zealand 5,217 -37.6674 175.156

New Zealand: Wellington

The capital of New Zealand is called Wellington and is located in the south of the North Island. About 170,000 people live here. The largest city in New Zealand is called Auckland and is located in the north of the North Island. More than 1.2 million people live here.

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