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    Há 1 dia · Wellington is the third-largest city in New Zealand by metro area, [11] and is the administrative centre of the Wellington Region. It is the world's southernmost capital of a sovereign state. [12] Wellington features a temperate maritime climate, and is the world's windiest city by average wind speed. [13]

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    Main article: History of Wellington


    Panorama of Wellington including the cable car.


    The Maori who originally settled the Wellington area knew it as Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui, meaning "the head of Maui's fish". Legend recounts that Kupe discovered and explored the district in about the 10th century.

    European settlement began with the arrival of an advance party of the New Zealand Company on the ship Tory, on 20 September 1839, followed by 150 settlers on th

    File:Wellington landsat labelled.jpg

    Satellite photo of the Wellington region. (1) Wellington (2) Lower Hutt (3) Upper Hutt (4) Porirua

    18.5 per cent of people in Wellington were under the age of 15 years, compared with 22.7 per cent for all of New Zealand. Around 8.6 per cent of people were aged 65 years and over compared with 12.1 per cent for all of New Zealand.

    85.6 per cent of people in Wellington city said they belong to the European ethnic group. Around 4.1% is Maori, and the remaining being Pacific Islander, and Asian.

    File:Wellington City Night.jpg

    Panorama of Wellington from Mount Victoria at night.

    File:Wellington City Day.jpg

    Daytime panorama from the same location.


    Panorama from Victoria University of Wellington

    Home of the Wellington Hurricanes — Super 14 (formerly Super 12) Rugby Team, finalists in the 2006 competition

    Wellington Lions — National Provincial Championship Rugby Team

    Phillip Burrows — field hockey player

    Jane Campion — Oscar winning film maker

    Russell Crowe — actor

    Peter Jackson — Oscar winning film-maker

    Katherine Mansfield — writer

    Jack Marshall — former Prime Minister of New Zealand

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  2. There are 39 places in the world named Wellington! Wellington can be found in 8 countries throughout the world. In some countries the place can be found more than once. For example America, United Kingdom and Canada. America has the highest number of places called Wellington, spread accross 20 regions.

  3. 2 de mar. de 2023 · Wellington's waterfront area is an attractive district right in the hub of the central city. Both Queen's Wharf and Frank Kitts Park are surrounded by fine buildings, including the Civic Centre and the Museum of New Zealand. From Frank Kitts Park, there is a good view of Wellington Harbour, and the park hosts a market every Saturday.

  4. 10 de mar. de 2023 · Wellington is the compact capital city of New Zealand famous for its beaches, craft beer, culture, and variety of outdoor activities. In the city, you find attractions like Te Papa Tongerewa Museum, an interactive museum, Oriental Bay Beach, art galleries, the City to Sea Walk, and others.