Auckland Travel Guide
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Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. It is a conurbation, made up of the administrative cities of Auckland City, Waitakere, Manukau and North Shore. In Maori it bears the name Tamaki Makau Rau or Akarana. Auckland has a variety of bays ideal for swimming, water sports and particularly yachting - hence the nickname 'City of Sails'. It has too a strong pulse and a nautical twinkle in its eye. Its bewitching location on a thin stretch of the North Island, which is surrounded by the Pacific on just about every side, is complemented by the lush subtropical forests of the nearby hills and islands.

Facts in a glance

Area: 16,140 sq km
Population: 1.2 million
Country: New Zealand
Time Zone: GMT/UTC +12 (UTC/GMT)
Telephone Area Code: 09

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