1st Duke of 1769–1852 Arthur Wellesley; the Iron Duke British gen. & statesman
Definition of WELLINGTON
village SE Florida pop 56,508
city & port ∗ of New Zealand in SW North Island on Port Nicholson (Wellington Harbor) on Cook Strait pop 179,466
geographical name(Concise Encyclopedia)
City (pop., 2006: city, 178,500; urban agglom., 397,714), port, and capital of New Zealand. It is located at the southern shore of the North Island, on Port Nicholson. Founded in 1840, it became a municipality in 1853. In 1865 the capital was transferred there from Auckland. It is the financial, commercial, and transportation centre of New Zealand. Wellington produces transportation equipment, machinery, metal products, textiles, and printed materials. It is the site of the major government buildings and the headquarters of many cultural, scientific, and agricultural organizations.