Hamilton, New Zealand

Hamilton (Kirikiriroa in Māori) is the centre o New Zealand's fourth lairgest urban area, an Hamilton City is the kintras's seventh lairgest territorial authority. Hamilton is in the Waikato Region o the North Island, approximately 130 km (80 mi) sooth o Auckland. It sits at a major road an rail nexus in the centre o the Waikato basin, on both banks of the Waikato River.


Kirikiriroa (Māori)
Hamiltron, The Tron.[1] H-Town,[1] Previously: Cowtown,[1] The Fountain City[2]
Location o the Hamilton Territorial Authority
Location o the Hamilton Territorial Authority
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Coordinates: 37°47′S 175°17′E / 37.783°S 175.283°E / -37.783; 175.283
Kintra New Zealand
IslandNorth Island
RegionWaikato Region
Territorial authorityHamilton Ceety
 • MayorJulie Hardaker
 • Deputy MayorGordon Chesterman
 • Territorial98 km2 (38 sq mi)
 (June 2017)165,400 for the territorial authority (June 2017s).[3]
 • Territorial165,400
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Area code(s)07
Local iwiNgāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Raukawa, Tainui

Sister ceetiesEedit

Hamilton haes four sister ceeties, as designate bi Sister Cities International:


  1. a b c Spratt, Amanda (12 Mairch 2006). "'Boring' Hamilton: wish you were here?". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 19 Mairch 2009.
  2. Hamilton west of the river, Hamilton west of the river
  3. "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2017 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017. For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-16 (2017 boundary)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  4. Ilustre Municipalidad de Chillán: Hamilton, sister of Chillán.