New Plymouth, New Zealand
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New Plymouth is the port and main city in the Taranaki region
on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
It is named after Plymouth, Devon, England, from where the first
English settlers came.
The city is a service centre for the region's principal economic activities
including intensive pastoral activities (mainly dairy farming) as well as oil,
natural gas and petrochemical exploration and production.
It is also the region's financial centre as the home of the TSB Bank
(formerly the Taranaki Savings Bank), the only non-government
New Zealand-owned bank.
New Plymouth's population is approximately 51,000.
Notable features are the botanic gardens (eg Pukekura Park),
the 7km coastal walkway alongside the Tasman Sea,
the Len Lye-designed 45 metre tall artwork known as the
Wind Wand, and views of Mount Taranaki
(also known as Mount Egmont).
It is also noted for being a coastal city with a mountain within 30 minutes drive,
where residents and visitors to New Plymouth can snowboard,
ski, water ski and surf all in the same day.
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