Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and the Wellington region, located south of the North Island, which is the main city of Wellington. It was about 340 000 inhabitants in 2000.
The city is situated next to a natural harbor in pendulentes and green hills. The region is subject to earthquakes, quite frequently, and that almost caused the destruction of the city in the years 1848 and 1855. There are few flat areas, so most of the population of the city in the hills around the city, are in areas of risk due to seismic activity. Due to strong winds blowing in the city from the Cook Strait, the city is known as Windy Wellington by New Zealand (Wellington winds). The city is an important commercial and financial center in New Zealand and also an important cultural center of the country, housing the museum Te Papa (“Our Land” in Maori), the ballet, the symphony orchestra, and film production.
Wellington was founded in the late 1830s. The commercial district was formed initially along the coast, but is now away from 100 to 200 meters from the port due to the elevation of the ground caused by earthquakes. The city has also spread due to landfill in the coastal strip. Wellington became the capital of New Zealand in 1865, replacing Auckland. The name Wellington is named after one of the first inhabitants of the city, Sir Thomas Wellington. Wellington, located 41 degrees south latitude, is the southern most national capital in the world.
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