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Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city.
Approximately 401,500 people live within the city boundary and 1.4 million in the greater Auckland area. This represents about one third of the population of the whole country.
The city and suburbs cover an area of 60km2.
Auckland is built on a narrow isthmus between two harbours, and is surrounded by extinct volcanoes and picturesque islands.
The city is known as the ’City of Sails’ because of a great number of yachts that sail in the harbours and the adjoining Hauraki Gulf.
English is the main written and spoken language.
Maori, Polynesian and Asian languages are also spoken by ethnic communities.
The climate is temperate, with warm summers (averaging over 24 degrees) and cooler winters (averaging 16 degrees).
The summer months are between December and March.
The prevailing wind is westerly.