Theme Week New Zealand – Hamilton

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Hamilton centre from Hillcrest © Nzwj/cc-by-sa-3.0

Hamilton centre from Hillcrest © Nzwj/cc-by-sa-3.0

Hamilton (Māori: Kirikiriroa) is an inland city in the North Island of New Zealand. Located on the banks of the Waikato River, it is the seat and most populous city of the Waikato region. With a territorial population of 179,900, it is the country’s fourth most-populous city. Encompassing a land area of about 110 km² (42 sq mi), Hamilton is part of the wider Hamilton Urban Area, which also encompasses the nearby towns of Ngāruawāhia, Te Awamutu and Cambridge. In 2020, Hamilton was awarded the title of most beautiful large city in New Zealand.

The area now covered by the city was originally the site of several Māori villages, including Kirikiriroa, from which the city takes its Māori name. By the time English settlers arrived, most of these villages, which sat beside the Waikato River, were abandoned as a result of the Invasion of Waikato and land confiscation (Raupatu) by the Crown.

Waikato University Student Centre © Waikato Wordwizard/cc-by-sa-3.0 Hamilton Astronomical Observatory © Rjcroy/cc-by-sa-4.0 Big breakfast © Misaochaaan/cc-by-sa-3.0 Garden Place © Nzwj/cc-by-sa-3.0 Hamilton centre from Hillcrest © Nzwj/cc-by-sa-3.0 Hood Street © Nzwj/cc-by-3.0
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Waikato University Student Centre © Waikato Wordwizard/cc-by-sa-3.0
Initially an agricultural service centre, Hamilton now has a diverse economy and is the third fastest growing urban area in New Zealand, behind Pukekohe and Auckland. Hamilton Gardens is the region’s most popular tourist attraction. Education and research and development play an important part in Hamilton’s economy, as the city is home to approximately 40,000 tertiary students and 1,000 PhD-qualified scientists.

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Read more on VisitHamilton.co.nz, NewZealand.com – Hamilton, NewZealand.com – Top 10 things to do in Hamilton and Waikato , Wikivoyage Hamilton and Wikipedia Hamilton. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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