Photographer's Note

Auckland City taken from North Head, overlooking Devonport, on the North Shore.

This was taken early evening, 1 hour 20 minutes before sunset. The sun was getting low in the sky and the clouds were building up over the city.

In the Maori language, Auckland is known as Tamaki Makau Rau, 'the city of 100 lovers'. It earned this name because it was a place desired by all and conquered by many.

The Auckland region is a mixture of so many different geographical environments, with three harbours, two mountain ranges, 48 volcanic cones and more than 50 islands.

Auckland's population is approximately 1.4 million, making it by far the largest city in New Zealand, with one third of the country's entire population.

Some Auckland Information / Facts:
New Zealand
Location: North Island
Area: 16,140 square kilometres / 6,232 square miles
Population: 1.4 million
Language English / Maori
Currency New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Time zone: GMT +12 hours, daylight saving time is observed from the last Sunday in September until the first Sunday in April
Country dialling code +64
Telephone area code: 09
Religion: Various religions
Average daily January temperature: 23ºC / 73ºF
Average daily July temperature: 13ºC / 55ºF

Yes, daylight saving ends next Sunday - what a shame, summer is over...

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