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Auckland City of New Zealand
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Auckland, known as the “City of Sails”, is the largest city of New Zealand. Recognized as one of the developed cities in the world, it is the centre of economy, culture, politics and tourism of New Zealand. With its advanced economy, pleasant environment and spectacular landscapes, Auckland has ranked as one of the most liveable cities for many years and been titled as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Meanwhile, it is the heart of industry, commerce and trade of New Zealand.

Auckland is also the “economic capital” of New Zealand with branches of the most important transnational corporations in the world located here. It functions as the gateway of foreign trade and tourism of New Zealand as it is easily accessible by road, rail and air. Moreover, as the largest and busiest commercial and financial centre of New Zealand, Auckland is home to the headquarters of New Zealand’s Stock Exchange and many major banks.

The capital of New Zealand used to be Auckland before it was relocated to Wellington, a city in south of North Island, in 1865. Being one of the most developed areas of New Zealand, Auckland serves as the transportation hub of South Pacific, a main destination through which international tourists get into the country. Auckland ranked third in the world on the 2015 Mercer Quality of Living Survey. By then, it had ranked third for three years in a row.

Ningbo and Auckland have been twin cities since April in 2012.

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