Whangarei, is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Although it is commonly classified as a city, officially it is under the jurisdiction of the Whangarei District Council, a local body created in 1989 to administer both the city proper and its hinterland.
The city population was estimated to be 51,100 at the June 2008 estimate, up from 47,400 in 2001.
The Whangarei urban area includes the suburbs of Kamo, Tikipunga, Otangarei, Mairtown, Riverside, Sherwood Rise, Onerahi, Morningside, Raumanga, Parihaka, Maunu, Horahora, Woodhill, Vinetown, The Regent, Kensington, and Whau Valley.
|Population||:||51,100 (June 2008 estimate).|
|Currency||:||New Zealand dollar (NZ$).|
|Geographic Coordination||:||35° 43' 0" S, 174° 18' 0" E.|