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Thames-Coromandel District
Territorial authority
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Country New Zealand
Region Waikato
District Thames-Coromandel District Council
Wards Coromandel-Colville, Mercury Bay, Tairua/Pauanui, Whangamata, Thames
Formed 1975
Seat Thames
 • Total 2,297 km2 (887 sq mi)
 (28,400 (June 2016))
 • Total 28,400
 • Density 12.364/km2 (32.02/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+13 (NZDT)
Website Thames-Coromandel District Council

The Thames-Coromandel District is a territorial authority district in the North Island of New Zealand, covering all the Coromandel Peninsula and extending south to Hikutaia.

It is administered by the Thames-Coromandel District Council, which has its seat in the town of Thames. It was the first district council to be formed in New Zealand, being constituted in 1975. The district lies within the Waikato Regional Council area.


The district had a population of 28,400 at the June 2016. From the 2006 census 6,756 live in Thames, 3,768 in Whitianga, 3,555 in Whangamata, and 1,476 in Coromandel.

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