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Wanganui (wŏngˌənōˈē, wŏngˌgə–) [key], city (1996 pop. 41,097), SW North Island, New Zealand, near the mouth of the Whanganui (or Wanganui) River. Wanganui is a distribution center and port for coastal trade. It was founded in 1840.

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