|Location||South East Ardentic Ocean|
5871.83 sq mi
|Nations|| Nao Rānga|
|Pop. density||106.15/km2 (274.92/sq mi)|
The island is home to five nations of Aorangēa, namely Nao Rānga, Móllaigh, Nether Youcestershire, Waikaori, Upper Youcestershire and two territories, the Duchess' Territory and the Southern Territories.
The island is separated from Anglesbury Island in the north by the Natāra Strait, which is 8km wide at its narrowest point. Kiranēna Island lies to the south, separated by the Seven Lakes Passage. The Southern Ranges run most of the northern half of the island along the west coast, dividing it into a wet and rugged west coast and a drier, more rolling east coast.
There are major highways radiating out of Otāngia and connecting it with Youcester and the Natāratunnel which offers a rail shuttle for road vehicles to Anglesbury Island. Kiranēna Island is connected via a bridge across the Seven Lakes Passage
Most of the rail network is centered on Otāngia and Youcester. Long distance services are provided as well, even into Anglesbury Island and Kiranēna Island, albeit with varying service patterns between once-a-week and once-an-hour. There are no high speed services offered, but some stretches of the mainlines allow speed up to 200km/h, which enable schedules competitive to the airlines.
The island is served by several airports, but most overseas services are better served by Whangiora Airport which can be accessed by train or domestic flights.