What is Wellington?

  • (noun): The capital of New Zealand.
    Synonyms: capital of New Zealand
    See also — Additional definitions below


Wellington ( /ˈwɛlɪŋtən/) is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. It is at the southwestern tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range. It is home to 393,400 residents.

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... Hataitai is an inner-city suburb of Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, 3.5 kilometres southeast of the city centre ... Hataitai is bounded by Hepara Street, Grafton Road and the suburb of Roseneath in the north, Wellington Harbour in the east, Cobham Drive, Wellington Road and Crawford Road in the south, and Alexandra Road in ... Hataitai is on important transport links between the central city and Wellington International Airport, to the south of Evans Bay on the isthmus at Rongotai ...
Wellington, Ontario
... Wellington is a farming community located in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada ... Wellington's population is roughly 1700 people ... Smokeville after a local First Nations elder, the name was changed in the 1860s to Wellington ...
Wellington Heights Secondary School
... Wellington Heights Secondary School (WHSS) is a high school in Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada ... The school is home of the "Wellington Heights Wolverines" ... It serves students from all over North Wellington county, including the towns of Mount Forest, Arthur, Conn, Damascus, and Kenilworth ...
Hintonburg - Character - Main Streets
... Businesses on Wellington are characterised by a mixture of largely proprietor-operated retail and service shops ... In the east, Wellington has not completely recovered from its being bypassed in the 1960s ... To the west, Wellington is more busy, and commercial activities are thriving due to the proximity of Tunney's Pasture and the Parkdale Market ...
Carterton, New Zealand
... Carterton is a small town in the Wellington Region of New Zealand and the seat of the Carterton District ... mi) southwest of Masterton and 80 kilometres (50 mi) northeast of Wellington ... Three Mile Bush, and served as housing for workers building the road between Wellington and Masterton ...

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    To define it rudely but not inaptly, engineering ... is the art of doing that well with one dollar, which any bungler can do with two after a fashion.
    —Arthur Mellen Wellington (1847–1895)

    When Wellington thrashed Bonaparte,
    As every child can tell,
    The House of Peers, throughout the war,
    Did nothing in particular,
    And did it very well:
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    Something is about to happen. Leaves are still.
    Two shores away, a man hammering in the sky.
    Perhaps he will fall.
    —Alfred Wellington Purdy (b. 1919)