The windiest city in the world
There are several cities that claim the title of the windy city. Despite the fact that to measure the speed of wind is very difficult, the scientists were able to determine the most windmills in the world. We will talk today about the whereabouts of windy places, and about the city of constant winds.
Strange, but the windy city in the world, Wellington, a few nicknames and titles: Head of the fish of Maui, the Draft, the Great harbour of Tara, Poneke. Being the southernmost capital city on Earth, Wellington is the windiest region of New Zealand, making it a Paradise for surfers.
The title of the windy city of Wellington has earned deservedly: for your stay in the «roaring forties», the residents are forced to live in conditions of constant winds. Wellington is located in a seismic zone, so that at any moment the earth could «stand up».
The Pacific coast Bay that once was called Port Nicholson, surrounded by mountains, the slopes of which is situated the city’s neighborhoods. Wellington coast is washed by the waters of the Gulf of Lambton, located in the Bay. Bay along with the Bay is part of the cook Strait that separates the North and South Islands of the country.
In the Pacific the Bay of three Islands, one of which during the war served as a camp for detainees in special detention. Currently this island (Matiu-somes) is a nature reserve.
Hill Rimutaka defines the boundaries of Wellington in the East, separating the city from the most important wine region of New Zealand, the plains of Wairarapa. Because of the relatively small land area, population density in the capital of New Zealand is the highest in comparison with other cities of the country.
For Wellington, characterized by changeable weather: replaced by heavy rains quickly comes clear weather. As mentioned, earlier, Wellington is recognized as the most windy city in the world and this is due to its geographical position. Frequent storms caused by going with water expanses of strong air masses. Because of the constant storms the city nicknamed Windy Wellington and for others it is easy For.
Summer in Wellington lasts from December to February. In these months, air temperature reaches 30 degrees. So that, when in our country the winter, you can safely travel to the windiest city in the world, and the temperature is comfortable even for kids. But to visit Wellington in July you’d better not, but the cold waiting for tourists there is also heavy rainfall.
The city’s population is about 400 thousand people. On a relatively small area inhabited by the Anglo-new Zealanders, the Maori, Irish, Chinese, Dutch, Scottish, and even the Indians.
According to tourists, Wellington is a cosy and elegant town situated in a picturesque corner of the planet. Travelers will be pleasantly surprised by the huge number of existing bridges, parks, old wooden buildings, viaducts, modern buildings are built on hills. Just imagine how beautiful the Bay is surrounded by diverse architecture.
The most famous landmark in Wellington, Parliament house, built by Edward the Seventh. Local residents because of the round shape of the structure he came up with the name – beehive. On the area of 45 000 square meters is a complex of buildings, including Parliament house, the library, Bowen house and the Executive wing (this part of the building is closed for tourists).
No less famous in the Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul. The construction of this magnificent building was completed a few centuries ago. The main attention of tourists confined to the old stucco and the high arch of the Wellington Cathedral. Photography inside the building is prohibited, so that memories of visiting this attraction will remain only in memory.
When you fly to Wellington, you should definitely visit the local Botanical garden and zoo. Lovely garden, opened in 1868, the year, is 25 hectares. There are both simple birch and exotic palm trees next to fragrant magnolias.
In Wellington the historic zoo with an area of 13 hectares. Here recently even on light there were cubs Sumatran tigers, the smallest of the existing subspecies of the striped predators.
In addition to frequent winds, another drawback of living in this city there is the constant threat of earthquakes. It is for this reason, the country is also called «Trembling Islands». The locals are so used to this life, not even concerned that, in the mid-19th century as a result of the earthquake the ground rose 2-3 meters.