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Wellington
Te Whanganui-a-Tara  (Māori)
Capital city
Clockwise from top: Waterfront along Wellington Harbour, Parliament Buildings, The Bucket Fountain, National Library, Wellington Cable Car
Flag of Wellington
Flag
Coat of arms of Wellington
Coat of arms
Official logo of Wellington
Logo
Nickname(s): Windy Wellington
Wellington is located in New Zealand
Wellington
Wellington
Location in New Zealand & Pacific Ocean
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Coordinates: 41°17′20″S 174°46′38″E
Country New Zealand
RegionWellington
Territorial authoritiesWellington City
Lower Hutt City
Upper Hutt City
Porirua City
Settled by Europeans1839
Named forA. Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
Government
 • MayorJustin Lester (Labour)
Area[1]
 • Urban442 km2 (171 sq mi)
 • Metro1,388 km2 (536 sq mi)
Highest elevation495 m (1,624 ft)
Lowest elevation0 m (0 ft)
Population (June 2017)[2][3]
 • Urban412,500
 • Urban density930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
 • Metro416,700
 • Metro density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
 • DemonymWellingtonian
Time zoneNZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST)NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode(s)5010, 5011, 5012, 5013, 5014, 5016, 5018, 5019, 5022, 5024, 5026, 5028, 6011, 6012, 6021, 6022, 6023, 6035, 6037
Area code(s)04
Local iwiNgāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti RaukawaTe Āti Awa
Websitewww.wellingtonnz.com