- the northernmost principal island of New Zealand. 2,268,393; 44,281 sq. mi. (114,690 sq. km).
* * *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 growing majority of the population of New Zealand lives on North Island, concentrated in the cities of Wellington and Auckland.
* * *island, the smaller of the two principal islands of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean, separated from South Island by Cook Strait. It rises to a central mountain range (a continuation of the South Island range), which parallels the east coast and reaches its highest point at the volcanic Mount Ruapehu (Ruapehu, Mount) (9,176 feet [2,797 metres]). Rainfall, heaviest in the winter months, tends to be more evenly distributed than it is on South Island. North Island has the great majority of the national population and is gaining an increasingly larger proportion, concentrated in the vicinity of the major urban areas, Wellington (the national capital) and Auckland. Area 44,872 square miles (116,219 square km). Pop. (2006) 3,120,303.
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North Island — N island of the two main islands of New Zealand: 44,702 sq mi (115,778 sq km); pop. 2,553,000 … English World dictionary
North Island — [ nɔːθ aɪlənd], die Nordinsel Neuseelands … Universal-Lexikon
North Island — For other uses, see North Island (disambiguation). North Island Te Ika a Māui (Māori) Geography Location New Zeala … Wikipedia
North Island — Den Namen North Island bzw. Nordinsel tragen zahlreiche Inseln, etwa Nordinsel (Neuseeland) (engl. North Island), eine der Hauptinseln von Neuseeland North Island, eine der Titi oder Muttonbird Islands in der Nähe von Steward Island in Neuseeland … Deutsch Wikipedia
North Island — Île du Nord Île du Nord North Island (en) Géographie Pays … Wikipédia en Français
North Island — North Is|land one of the two main islands of New Zealand, which includes Wellington, New Zealand s capital city →↑South Island … Dictionary of contemporary English
North Island — North′ Is′land n. geg the northernmost principal island of New Zealand. 2,438,249; 44,281 sq. mi. (114,690 sq. km) … From formal English to slang
North Island — noun the smaller but more populous of two main islands of New Zealand; separated from South Island by Cook Strait • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑New Zealand, ↑New Zealand Islands … Useful english dictionary
North Island — geographical name island N New Zealand area 44,297 square miles (114,729 square kilometers), population 2,553,413 … New Collegiate Dictionary
North Island — /nɔθ ˈaɪlənd/ (say nawth uyluhnd) noun one of the two main islands of NZ, separated from the South Island by Cook Strait. About 114 700 km2 … Australian English dictionary