Place:Bay of Plenty, New Zealand


NameBay of Plenty
Alt namesBay of Plenty regionsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
South Auckland-Bay of Plentysource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988) p 452; Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 11
Coordinates38°S 176.0°E
Located inNew Zealand     (1971 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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The Bay of Plenty is a large bight in the northern coast of New Zealand's North Island. It stretches from the Coromandel Peninsula in the west to Cape Runaway in the east, a wide stretch of some 259 km of open coastline. The Bay of Plenty Region is situated around this body of water, also incorporating several large islands in the bay. The bay was named by James Cook after he noticed the abundant food supplies at several Māori villages there, in stark contrast to the earlier observations he had made in Poverty Bay. Bay of Plenty is a region.

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