Levin is a city on the North Island of New Zealand. It is located about 85 kilometers north of Wellington, about 50 kilometers south of Palmerston North and is the administrative center of the Horowhenua District. This lies in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region. In 2003, about 19,500 people lived in Levin, one of which is a very high percentage of New Zealand of more than 20\% over 65 years. The village was named after a director of the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company. today the Tokomaru Steam Engine Museum of the former importance of the railway testifies. even today, the railway has a certain significance because Levin is a stop on the - is passenger connection from Palmerston North to Wellington, the Capital Connection, - but only once trains running on the day. In the urban area there are two branches of the University of Wellington and two colleges, the Waiopehu and Horowhenua College. The city is located in a fruitful level on the western slopes of the Tararua range, a running parallel to the coastline mountain range. East of the city, the terrain rises to the Tararua Range relatively steeply, about 10 kilometers southeast of the village is the Mount Duncas 1,500 meters one of the major mountains of the mountain ridge.
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