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2011 Rugby World Cup. The 2011 Rugby World Cup was the seventh Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union competition inaugurated in 1987.

2011 Rugby World Cup

The International Rugby Board (IRB) selected New Zealand as the host country in preference to Japan and South Africa at a meeting in Dublin on 17 November 2005. The tournament was won by New Zealand, who defeated France 8–7 in the final.[1] The defending champions, South Africa, were eliminated by Australia 11–9 in the quarter-finals.[2] Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur (Malaysian pronunciation: [ˈkwalə ˈlumpʊr]), often abbreviated as K.L.,[7] is the federal capital and most populous city in Malaysia.[8] The city covers an area of 243 km2 (94 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 1.6 million as of 2010.[8] Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Klang Valley, is an urban agglomeration of 6.9 million as of 2010.[4][5] It is among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in the country, in terms of population and economy.

Kuala Lumpur

New Zealand. New Zealand (Māori: Aotearoa [aɔˈtɛaɾɔa]) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

New Zealand

The country geographically comprises two main landmasses – that of the North Island, or Te Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, or Te Waipounamu – and numerous smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long isolation, New Zealand developed a distinctive biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. Polynesians settled New Zealand in 1250–1300 CE and developed a distinctive Māori culture.

Etymology Detail from a 1657 map showing the western coastline of "Nova Zeelandia" History. Hong Kong. Coordinates: Hong Kong (香港; "Fragrant Harbour"), officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a region on the southern coast of China geographically enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea.[8] Hong Kong is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour, and with a land mass of 1,104 km2 (426 sq mi) and a population of over seven million people, is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.[9] Hong Kong's population is 93.6% ethnic Chinese and 6.4% from other groups.[4] Hong Kong's Cantonese-speaking majority originate mainly from the neighbouring Guangdong province,[10] from which many of them fled to escape wars and communist rule in mainland China from the 1930s to 1960s.[11][12][13][14]

Hong Kong

Tonga. Tonga ([ˈtoŋa]; Tongan: Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga), officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 176 islands with a surface area of about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean, of which 52 are inhabited by its 103,000 people.[4] Tonga stretches over about 800 kilometres (500 mi) in a north-south line about a third of the distance from New Zealand to Hawaii.


It is surrounded by Fiji and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast, Niue to the east, Kermadec (part of New Zealand) to the southwest, and New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu to the west. Tonga has never lost its sovereignty to a foreign power.[6] In 2010 Tonga took a decisive step towards becoming a fully functioning constitutional monarchy, after legislative reforms paved the way for its first partial representative elections. Etymology[edit] History[edit] Geography[edit] Queenstown - Wellington - Auckland > Driving Routes.

Day 10 The prosperous city of Tauranga sprawls along the edge of an attractive harbour.

Queenstown - Wellington - Auckland > Driving Routes

There’s a well developed café culture and boat charters are available to take you big game fishing, snorkelling or dolphin watching. Nearby Mt Maunganui is a destination for surfing and beach walking. The journey to Whangamata will take you through orchard country. Roadside stalls are an opportunity to buy seasonal fruit, such as oranges, kiwifruit and avocados. Whangamata is one of the country’s most attractive surf towns. On your way to Whitianga you could indulge in a round of golf at Pauanui, a large seaside settlement. The beach town of Whitianga is home to a fishing fleet - expect to eat some excellent seafood while you’re here.

The road to Coromandel takes you past Kuaotunu, an area of pretty beaches. Formerly a gold-mining and timber town, Coromandel is now a haven for artists, craftspeople and conservationists. The management and staff strive to give you a real South Pacific holiday in Tonga. The Pass System. New Quotes / Reservations - Budget Rent a Car.


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