North Island

more northern, and smaller, of the two main islands of New Zealand

The North Island is the smaller of the two main islands of New Zealand. It is separated from the South Island by Cook Strait. The island is 113,729 square kilometres (43,911 sq mi) in area,[1] making it the world's 14th-largest island. It has a population of 3,287,600 (June 2009). Its Māori name is Te Ika a Māui.

North Island
Te Ika-a-Māui  (Māori)
North Island is located in Oceania
North Island
North Island
Coordinates38°24′S 175°43′E / 38.400°S 175.717°E / -38.400; 175.717
ArchipelagoNew Zealand
Area113,729 km2 (43,911 sq mi)
Area rank14th
Highest elevation2,797 m (9177 ft)
Highest pointMount Ruapehu

Twelve cities are in the North Island. The biggest is Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, which is in the northwestern part of the island. Wellington, the capital, is at the southern end of the island. About 76% of New Zealand's population live in the North Island.

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  1. Statistics New Zealand Geography - physical features Archived 2006-11-30 at the Wayback Machine