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Features of New Zealand’s North Island

38.7S 175.9E

February 15th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Volcanoes

New Zealand - January 16th, 2011

New Zealand’s North Island is less mountainous than the South, although a heavily forest area of mountains can be observed as a long green stretch in this image.

The island is, however, marked by volcanism. The island’s tallest mountain, Mount Ruapehu (2797 m / 9176 ft), is an active cone volcano.

Also of note is the dark blue Lake Taupo, near the center of the island and center left edge of this image. It is the largest lake by surface area in the country, lying in a huge caldera.

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