Place:Gisborne, New Zealand


Alt namesEast Cape
East Coastsource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988) p 452; Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 11
Gisbornesource: Britannica Book of the Year (1994) p 681
Coordinates38.5°S 177.833°E
Located inNew Zealand     (1971 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Gisborne ( "Great standing place of Kiwa") is a city in northeastern New Zealand and the largest settlement in the Gisborne District (or Gisborne Region). It has a population of The district council has its headquarters in Whataupoko, in the central city.

The settlement was originally known as Turanga and renamed Gisborne in 1870 in honour of New Zealand Colonial Secretary William Gisborne. East Cape is a region.

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