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Auckland (Māori: Tāmaki Makaurau) is one of the sixteen regions of New Zealand, which takes its name from the eponymous urban area. The region encompasses the Auckland Metropolitan Area, smaller towns, rural areas, and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Containing 33 percent of the nation's residents, it has by far the largest population and economy of any region of New Zealand, but the second-smallest land area.
|Coordinates: 36°54′S 174°47′E|
|• Type||Regional council|
|• Body||Auckland Council|
|• Mayor||Wayne Brown|
|• Land||4,941.13 km2 (1,907.78 sq mi)|
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On 1 November 2010, the Auckland region became a unitary authority administered by the Auckland Council, replacing the previous regional council and seven local councils. In the process, an area in its southeastern corner was transferred to the neighbouring Waikato region.