North Island


North Island

geographical name

Definition of NORTH ISLAND

island N New Zealand area 44,297 square miles (114,729 square kilometers), pop 2,829,798

Rhymes with NORTH ISLAND

North Island

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Island (pop., 2006: 3,120,303), New Zealand. The smaller of the country's two principal islands, it is separated from South Island by the Cook Strait. It has an area of 44,702 sq mi (115,777 sq km). A large and growing majority of the population of New Zealand lives on North Island, concentrated in the cities of Wellington and Auckland.

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