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Auckland is located on the North Island of New Zealand. It is also known as Greater Auckland or Auckland Metropolitan Area and it is the largest urban area in New Zealand. Auckland has an area of 1.086 square km. It has population of over 1.2 million which is almost one third of the whole population of New Zealand. Auckland is located between Hauraki Gulf, the low Hunua Ranges, the Manukau Harbour and the Waitakere Ranges. Auckland makes part of some few cities in the world having harbours on two separate bodies of water. Maori call Auckland “Tamaki Makau Rau”. Maoris were the first to settle there at around 1350. The main tribes living in this part were the “Ngati Whatua” and “Tainui”.







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