The attractive property of a magnet is maximum at north and south poles both.
An object which is capable of producing magnetic field and attracting unlike poles and repelling like poles. When a magnet is dipped in iron filings, the iron filings cling to the magnet’s ends because the magnet’s attraction is greatest at the ends. These ends are known as poles of the magnets. When the distance between two magnets is smaller, the magnetic force between them is greater.