Wanganui

geographical name
Wang·​a·​nui | \ ˌwäŋ-gə-ˈnü-ē How to pronounce Wanganui (audio) , ˌwäŋ-ə-\

Definition of Wanganui

1 river 180 miles (290 kilometers) long in the southwest central part of the North Island, New Zealand, flowing into the Tasman Sea
2 city and port in the North Island, New Zealand, on the Tasman Sea urban area population 39,423

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