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Auckland, New Zealand

TIME:2020-10-20 13:40 Source: 21st-Century Maritime Cooperation Committee


  Auckland, New Zealand


  Auckland, New Zealand 

Auckland is a metropolitan city in the North Island of New Zealand. The most populous urban area in the country, Auckland has an urban population of about 1,467,800. Auckland is a diverse, multicultural and cosmopolitan city, home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. The University of Auckland, founded in 1883, is the largest university in New Zealand. Tourism in Auckland yields strong revenue for the New Zealand economy. The city's varied cultural institutions, such as the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Museum of Transport and Technology, and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, and national historic sites, festivals, performing arts, and sports activities are significant tourist attractions. Auckland is the major economic and financial center of New Zealand. It has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, commerce, and tourism. Most major international corporations have an Auckland office. One of Auckland's nicknames, the "City of Sails", is derived from the popularity of sailing in the region.