Taranaki

Taranaki is a region in the west of New Zealand's North Island. It is named after its main geographical feature, the stratovolcano of Mount Taranaki, also known as Mount Egmont.

Taranaki
CountryNew Zealand
IslandNorth Island
SeatStratford
Territorial authorities
List
  • New Plymouth District
  • South Taranaki District
  • Stratford District (part)
Government
  ChairpersonDavid MacLeod
Area
  Region7,257 km2 (2,802 sq mi)
Population
 (June 2020)[1]
  Region124,600
  Density17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
ISO 3166 codeNZ-TKI
HDI (2017)0.930[2]
very high · 3rd
Websitewww.trc.govt.nz

The main centre is the city of New Plymouth. The New Plymouth District is home to more than 65 per cent of the population of Taranaki.[3][4] New Plymouth is in North Taranaki along with Inglewood and Waitara. South Taranaki towns include Hāwera, Stratford, Eltham, and Ōpunake.

Since 2005, Taranaki has used the promotional brand "Like no other".[5]