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An island of New Zealand separated from South Island by Cook Strait. It is the smaller but more populous of the country's two principal islands.
(Placename) the northernmost of the two main islands of New Zealand. Pop: 3 422 000 (2013 est). Area: 114 729 sq km (44 297 sq miles)
the northernmost principal island of New Zealand. 2,438,249; 44,281 sq. mi. (114,690 sq. km).