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ˈwɛl ɪŋ tənwelling·ton
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Wellington, Duke of Wellington, First Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Iron Dukenoun
British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)
Wellington, capital of New Zealandnoun
the capital of New Zealand
Hessian boot, hessian, jackboot, Wellington, Wellington bootnoun
(19th century) a man's high tasseled boot
A Wellington boot
Meat baked in a puff pastry.
Any of several places in Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Somerset.
The capital of New Zealand.
by extension, the Government of New Zealand.
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, British soldier and statesman.
from the places in England.
Wellington (Māori: Te Whanganui-a-Tara [tɛ ˈɸaŋanʉi a taɾa] or Pōneke [pɔːnɛkɛ]) is the capital city of New Zealand. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Remutaka Range. Wellington is the third-largest city in New Zealand by metro area, and is the administrative centre of the Wellington Region. It is the world's southernmost capital of a sovereign state. Wellington features a temperate maritime climate, and is the world's windiest city by average wind speed.Legends recount that Kupe discovered and explored the region in about the 10th century, with initial settlement by Māori iwi such as Rangitāne and Muaūpoko. The disruptions of the Musket Wars led to them being overwhelmed by northern iwi such as Te Āti Awa by the early 19th century.Wellington's current form was originally designed by Captain William Mein Smith, the first Surveyor General for Edward Wakefield's New Zealand Company, in 1840. The Wellington urban area, which only includes urbanised areas within Wellington City, has a population of 212,000 as of June 2022. The wider Wellington metropolitan area, including the cities of Lower Hutt, Porirua and Upper Hutt, has a population of 434,900 as of June 2022. The city has served as New Zealand's capital since 1865, a status that is not defined in legislation, but established by convention; the New Zealand Government and Parliament, the Supreme Court and most of the public service are based in the city.Wellington's economy is primarily service-based, with an emphasis on finance, business services, government, and the film industry. It is the centre of New Zealand's film and special effects industries, and increasingly a hub for information technology and innovation, with two public research universities. Wellington is one of New Zealand's chief seaports and serves both domestic and international shipping. The city is chiefly served by Wellington International Airport in Rongotai, the country's second-busiest airport. Wellington's transport network includes train and bus lines which reach as far as the Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa, and ferries connect the city to the South Island. Often referred to as New Zealand's cultural capital, the culture of Wellington is a diverse and often youth-driven one which has wielded influence across Oceania. One of the world's most liveable cities, the 2021 Global Livability Ranking tied Wellington with Tokyo as fourth in the world. From 2017 to 2018, Deutsche Bank ranked it first in the world for both livability and non-pollution. Cultural precincts such as Cuba Street and Newtown are renowned for creative innovation, "op shops", historic character, and food. Wellington is a leading financial centre in the Asia-Pacific region, being ranked 35th in the world by the Global Financial Centres Index for 2021. The global city has grown from a bustling Māori settlement, to a colonial outpost, and from there to an Australasian capital that has experienced a "remarkable creative resurgence".
Wellington 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 395,600 residents. The Wellington urban area is the major population centre of the southern North Island, and is the seat of the Wellington Region – which in addition to the urban area covers the Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa. The urban area includes four cities: Wellington, on the peninsula between Cook Strait and Wellington Harbour, contains the central business district and about half of Wellington's population; Porirua on Porirua Harbour to the north is notable for its large Māori and Pacific Island communities; Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt are largely suburban areas to the northeast, together known as the Hutt Valley. Wellington also holds the distinction of being the world's southernmost capital city. In 2008, Wellington was classified as a Gamma World City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory by Loughborough University. The 2010 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Wellington 12th in the world. In 2011 Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2011 named Wellington as fourth in its Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2011, referring to the New Zealand capital as the "coolest little capital in the world".
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the capital of New Zealand, in the North Island, on Cook Strait; has a spacious harbour, with excellent accommodation for shipping, a number of public buildings, including government offices, and two cathedrals, a Roman Catholic and an Anglican, and a considerable trade; in 1865 it superseded Auckland as the capital of the whole of New Zealand.
Etymology and Origins
This province and capital city of New Zealand received the name of the Duke of Wellington.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wellington is ranked #5156 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Wellington surname appeared 6,784 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Wellington.
54.2% or 3,680 total occurrences were White.
37.2% or 2,527 total occurrences were Black.
3.7% or 251 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.6% or 180 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.1% or 81 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.9% or 65 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of Wellington in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Wellington in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of Wellington in a Sentence
I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time.
There has been a growing chorus among investors who want these firms to speak up. With Wellington speaking up, it is going to put pressure on the others to do the same.
As [ Duke of ] Wellington said, ‘ nothing save a battle loss is quite so melancholy as a battle won. ’ We won the battle and now we have to watch the movie.
Wellington puts the lie to the current accepted wisdom that active management can't outperform.
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