Wellington is the capital city and third most populous urban area of New Zealand.
The urban area is situated on the south-western tip of the country's North Island; lies between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range. Population 386,000.
The Wellington urban area is the major population centre of the southern North Island, and is the seat of the Wellington Region - which in addition to the urban area covers the Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa.
The urban area lie across four cities. Wellington City, on the peninsula between Cook Strait and Wellington Harbour, contains the central business district and about half of Wellington's population. Porirua City on Porirua Harbour to the north is notable for its large Māori and Pacific Islandcommunities. Lower Hutt City and Upper Hutt City are suburban areas to the northeast, together known as the Hutt Valley.
Wellington International airport is 6 km (3.7 miles) SE of the city.
It is serviced by flights from across New Zealand, and several flights to Australia and the Pacific Islands.
Wellington International airport code is: WLG
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