Tauranga (Māori pronunciation: \[ˈtaʉɾaŋa\]) is a coastal metropolitan city in the Bay of Plenty region and the fifth most populous city of New Zealand, with an urban population of 155,200 (June 2021), or roughly 3% of the national population It was settled by Māori late in the 13th century, colonised by Europeans in the early 19th century, and was constituted as a city in 1963The city lies in the north-western corner of the Bay of Plenty, on the south-eastern edge of Tauranga Harbour

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