The metropolitan area of Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand with over 1.4 million people – one third of the country’s population – by far the largest agglomeration of the country. The Māori name Tamaki-makau rough- means “A young beauty with 100 lovers” , while Akarana the transcribed version of “Auckland” is.
With effect from 1 November 2010, the lost cities of Auckland City , Manukau City , North Shore City and Waitakere City , as well as the districts Franklin District , Papakura District , Rodney District and Auckland Region by consolidating their independence. Auckland Council , local elections by the 9th October 2010 summarizes political legitimacy, since all previous administrative units together under the government with a mayor and 20 councilors. If politically or administratively today by Auckland is spoken as a city, always hiding the Auckland Council behind it.
The scenic picture of the multicultural Auckland is about 50 of the inactive volcanoes dominated over whose back extends the big city. The city owes them the extensive gardens , which date back to the center. The situation in sheltered bays also contributes significantly to the picture of Auckland in, not least because of the numerous sailing boats to the city the nickname City of Sails brought in.