Hamilton (Māori: Kirikiriroa) is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. It is the seat and most populous city of the Waikato region. 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.
Hamilton has a diverse economy and is the third fastest growing urban area in New Zealand. Tourism, education and research & development play an important part in Hamilton's economy.
Hamilton is rated Sufficiency by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Sufficiency level cities are cities that have a sufficient degree of services so as not to be overly dependent on world cities.
Hamilton has a population of over 176,500 people. Hamilton also forms part of the wider Hamilton metropolitan area which has a population of over 241,200 people. Hamilton is the #376 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 1.9071 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores per 100,000 city residents.
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