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Palmerston North (/ˌpɑːmərstənˈnɔːrθ/ PAH-mər-stən-NORTH) (Māori: Te Papaioea or transliterated Māori: Pamutana), commonly referred to by locals as Palmerston, or colloquially Palmy, is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. The city is inland, located in the eastern Manawatu Plains, near the north bank of the Manawatu River. The city is 35 km (22 mi) from the river's mouth and 12 km (7 mi) from the end of the Manawatu Gorge. It is about 140 km (87 mi) north of the capital, Wellington. The city covers an area of 395 square kilometres (153 sq mi). The official limits of the city take in rural areas to the south, north-east, north-west and west of the main urban area, extending to the Tararua Ranges; including the town of Ashhurst at the mouth of the Manawatu Gorge, the villages of Bunnythorpe and Longburn in the north and west respectively. Included in the city limits are fertile agricultural areas. Palmerston North is the country's seventh largest city and eighth largest urban area, with an urban population of 83,500 (June 2015 estimate). The city's location was once little more than a clearing in a forest and occupied by small communities of indigenous Māori, who called it Papaioea, believed to mean "How beautiful it is". In the mid 19th century, it was discovered and settled by Europeans (mostly of British and Scandinavian origin). On foundation, the settlement was bestowed the name Palmerston, in honour of Viscount Palmerston, a former Prime Minister of Great Britain. The suffix "North" was added in 1871 by the Post Office to distinguish the settlement from Palmerston in the South Island. The Māori transliteration of Palmerston North, is Pamutana (Nota). However, Te Papaioea is the preferred Māori name.

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Find crucial information and trip planning details about Palmerston North, which is a city in New Zealand. Palmerston North is located at a short trip away from Napier a major city in New Zealand. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Napier for its bountiful attractions like Museum Of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington Cable Car, Wellington Botanical Garden on your trip to Palmerston North. Also, to reach Palmerston North, you'll have to take a flight to Napier; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Palmerston North are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Palmerston North*

  • Pollution Statistics in Palmerston North

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    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
  • Palmerston North: Crime and Safety

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    • Burglary and Theft 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.33 (Low)
  • Living in Palmerston North - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 70.83 (High)
    • Pollution Index 10.92 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 70.14 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.74 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Palmerston North

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Palmerston North

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.31 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.49 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.16 USD

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