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Auckland (Maori name Tamaki Makaurau), is a large metropolis in the North Island of New Zealand. Auckland is the most populous urban area of New Zealand. It has a population of approximately 1,463,000 (June 2021). It is situated in Auckland Region, which includes outlying rural and islands of the Hauraki Golf. The total population is 1,715,600. Although the majority of Auckland's residents are Europeans, Auckland became multicultural and cosmopolitan during the 20th century. In 2018, 31% of Auckland's total population was Asian.  Auckland has the largest ethnic Polynesian community in the world, thanks to its large Pasifika New Zealanders population.  Auckland's Maori name is Tamaki Makaurau. This refers to its attractiveness and natural resources. 
Auckland is located between the Hauraki Gulf and the east, and the Hunua Ranges and Manukau Harbour to south-west. It also borders the Waitakere Ranges, smaller ranges, and the north-west and west. The landscape around Auckland Volcanic Field is covered with 53 volcanic centers. The urban center is located in a narrow area between the Waitemata Harbour and the Tasman Sea. Auckland is one of few cities that has a harbour on both major bodies of water.