Hamilton, New Zealand

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Hamilton
Kirikiriroa (Māori)
Metropolitan Aurie
Hamilton Ceety / Lake Rotoroa / Waikato River
Nickname(s): Hamiltron, The Tron.[1] H-Town,[1] Previously: Cowtown,[1] The Fountain City[2]
Location o the Hamilton Territorial Authority
Hamilton, New Zealand is located in New Zealand
Hamilton
Hamilton
Location o Hamilton, New Zealand
Coordinates: 37°47′S 175°17′E / 37.783°S 175.283°E / -37.783; 175.283
Kintra Banner o New Zealand New Zealand
Island North Island
Region Waikato Region
Territorial authority Hamilton Ceety
Government
 • Mayor Julie Hardaker
 • Deputy Mayor Gordon Chesterman
Area
 • Territorial 98 km2 (38 sq mi)
Population (June 2012 estimate)148,200 for the territorial authority (June 2012 estimates).[3]
 • Territorial 148,200
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
 • Urban 209,300
 • Demonym Hamiltonian
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Area code(s) 07
Local iwi Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Raukawa, Tainui
Website http://www.hamilton.co.nz
http://www.ew.govt.nz

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.

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

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