The North Island of New Zealand is known for its volcanic activity, national parks and cosmopolitan cities. Home to about 3 quarters of New Zealand's population, it's the nation's biggest city, Auckland. Inspired by bays and islands, it is known as the City of Sails. , At its southern hints is capital Wellington, home to the national museum, Te Papa. The North Island, also named Te Ika-a-Mui, is among the two chief islands of New Zealand, divided from the larger, but South Island less populated by Cook Strait.
The island's area is 113, 729 sq kilometre making it the world's fourteenth largest island. It's got a population of 3.8 - 4 million.