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100 Biggest Cities in New Zealand with a Map

Can you name the 100 biggest towns and cities in New Zealand with the help of a map?
Sources: Wikipedia and citypopulation.de
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Last updated: September 10, 2019
First submittedSeptember 10, 2019
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Population
City / Town
1,638,800
Auckland
418,500
Wellington
407,600
Christchurch
203,100
Hamilton
141,600
Tauranga
122,000
Dunedin
89,500
Palmerston North
70,600
Hastings
67,500
Nelson
63,900
Napier
59,500
Rotorua
58,800
Whangarei
58,300
New Plymouth
51,200
Invercargill
42,700
Kapiti Coast
40,900
Wanganui
37,200
Gisborne
31,600
Blenheim
31,400
Pukekohe
29,100
Timaru
24,700
Taupō
22,200
Masterton
21,200
Levin
20,600
Cambridge
20,200
Ashburton
19,750
Whakatāne
19,540
Queenstown
18,300
Rangiora
17,500
Te Awamutu
16,850
Feilding
16,250
Rolleston
14,050
Tokoroa
13,950
Oamaru
12,150
Hāwera
Population
City / Town
9,910
Gore
9,780
Waiuku
9,700
Greymouth
8,890
Wānaka
8,450
Motueka
8,350
Te Puke
8,150
Huntly
7,920
Matamata
7,870
Morrinsville
7,520
Kerikeri
7,350
Thames
7,080
Kawerau
7,040
Waitara
6,580
Ngāruawāhia
6,410
Ōtaki
6,100
Lincoln
5,860
Kaitāia
5,740
Stratford
5,510
Alexandra
5,360
Dannevirke
5,320
Carterton
5,180
Dargaville
5,160
Cromwell
5,150
Waihi
5,080
Whitianga
5,040
Snells Beach
4,950
Marton
4,890
Warkworth
4,720
Foxton
4,720
Taumarunui
4,710
Katikati
4,640
Te Kuiti
4,560
Kaikohe
Population
City / Town
4,410
Paeroa
4,370
Temuka
4,350
Picton
4,350
Te Aroha
4,320
Ōpōtiki
4,290
Wairoa
4,220
Waipukurau
4,100
Putāruru
3,990
Balclutha
3,960
Westport
3,960
Whangamatā
3,630
Inglewood
3,590
Hokitika
3,320
Tūrangi
3,310
Raglan
3,150
Helensville
2,950
Arrowtown
2,890
Waimate
2,750
Ōtorohanga
2,570
Pahiatua
2,500
Geraldine
2,480
Featherston
2,380
Greytown
2,370
Winton
2,360
Wakefield
2,270
Mapua
2,230
Darfield
2,220
Waihi Beach
2,170
Oxford
2,160
Waipawa
2,150
Kaikōura
2,140
Te Anau
2,100
Wellsford
+8
level 61
Sep 11, 2019
I liked the legend, neat addition!
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level 62
Sep 11, 2019
Fantastic looking map - great work!
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level 73
Sep 16, 2019
No.
To answer the question in the heading, no, not even remotely.
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level 73
Sep 17, 2019
For that matter how on Earth outside New Zealand is the average score 27?
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level 73
Sep 17, 2019
down to 23 now...i got 7..weeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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level 24
Oct 16, 2019
Well Well 4 more down
19 to go
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level 74
Sep 16, 2019
Great work!
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level 72
Sep 16, 2019
An average score of 24, wow :P
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level 72
Sep 16, 2019
Really, really good. I didn't get Lincoln and Winton :(
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level 66
Sep 17, 2019
I wonder how much of the world's awareness of Rotorua is due to Steven Adams.
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level 69
Sep 17, 2019
3/100. Bet you can't guess which ones I got.
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level 82
Sep 17, 2019
Probably the same three I did?
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level 72
Sep 18, 2019
If it includes Auckland, my home, then good on ya! Do come over for a visit (especially during our January/February summer) and see how many of the other 97 you can visit (and crucially for points here, remember).
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level 73
Sep 19, 2019
Architecturally speaking, I really liked Dunedin, Paeroa and Stratford. Definitely check them out! (:
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level 61
Sep 18, 2019
3/100
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level 72
Sep 19, 2019
Spelling: Whanganui. Technically both spellings remain acceptable, but in 2015 Land Information NZ announced that Wanganui District Council (and therefore also the urban area) would be renamed to Whanganui District Council. Government agencies all now use the Whanganui spelling, as do newspapers, weather forecasts etc etc. The only group I can still see using the old spelling is the Wanganui Rugby Union.
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level 27
Sep 24, 2019
To call them 'cities' is going a bit far I reckon...
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level 69
Sep 26, 2019
It should have included Hobbiton...
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level 58
Oct 4, 2019
How is it possible that every single of those tiny cities has been guessed by over 10% of test takers?
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level 76
Oct 16, 2019
A lot of Kiwis on this site?
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level 24
Oct 16, 2019
2/100
Got one as capital of new zealand
and the other as the city in which the 2018 Cricket Under 19 World Cup was held
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level 54
Oct 16, 2019
Oh this is crazy tough. That said though, there are not many quizzes where I can guess a whopping 6 out of 100 and get 2 points!
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level 66
Oct 16, 2019
I got the top three, plus Matamata, which I remembered because of the special features on the Lord of the Rings dvd's. Nice that 4/100 was good for one point!
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level 46
Oct 16, 2019
not an official list of cities. For example Wellington consists of at least 4 separate cities each large enough to be on the list independently?
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level 70
Oct 23, 2019
Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt are suburbs of Wellington and don't get counted separately for the purposes of urban area population. The local governments of these suburbs calls themselves a 'city' but outside of Wellington neither is usually considered to be a city in their own right.
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level 33
Oct 26, 2019
why does dunedin count mosgiel? also what about milton?
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level 62
Nov 2, 2019
I only got 75. Very disappointed in myself. Should have got them all! (maybe 5 I wouldn't have got).