Napier is a New Zealand city with a seaport, located in Hawke's Bay on the eastern coast of the North Island. The population of Napier is about 61,100 as of the June 2014 estimate. About 18 kilometres south of Napier is the inland city of Hastings. These two neighboring cities are often called "The Bay Cities" or "The Twin Cities" of New Zealand. The total population of the Napier-Hastings urban area is 128,800 people, which makes it the fifth-largest urban area in New Zealand, closely followed by Tauranga (127,700), and Dunedin (116,200), and trailing the Hamilton urban area (218,800).


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