Greater Wellington, also known as the Wellington Region (Māori: Te Upoko o te Ika), is a non-unitary region of New Zealand that occupies the southernmost part of the North Island. The region covers an area of 8,049 square kilometres (3,108 sq mi), and has a population of 547,000 (June 2021).
Te Pane Matua Taiao
(Te Upoko o te Ika)
|• Chairperson||Daran Ponter (Labour)|
|• Land||8,049.44 km2 (3,107.91 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+12:00 (NZST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+13:00 (NZDT)|
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The region takes its name from Wellington, New Zealand's capital city and the region's seat. The Wellington urban area, including the cities of Wellington, Porirua, Lower Hutt, and Upper Hutt, accounts for 79 percent of the region's population; other major urban areas include the Kapiti conurbation (Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Raumati Beach, Raumati South, and Paekākāriki) and the town of Masterton.