Waipa District

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Waipa District
Location of Waipa District
Country  New Zealand
Region Waikato
Territorial authority Waipa District
Government
 • Mayor Jim Mylchreest
Area
 • Territorial 1,473.47 km2 (568.91 sq mi)
Population (June 2014 estimate)[1]
 • Territorial 49,300
 • Density 33/km2 (87/sq mi)
Area code(s) 07
Website http://www.waipadc.govt.nz/

Waipa District Council in the Waikato region of New Zealand is a municipality that covers Te Awamutu, Cambridge and several small towns. The seat of the council is at Te Awamutu. The district's population at the June 2014 estimate was 49,300,[1] of whom approximately 35% lived in each of the main two towns. The district has a land area of 1,473.47 km² (568.91 sq mi). It has five wards: Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Pirongia, Maungatautari and Kakepuku.

The district is located due south of the city of Hamilton. The region's economy is based largely on dairy farming and cereal production. The southeastern corner of the district includes the hydroelectric project at Karapiro.

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Coordinates: 37°59′10″S 175°25′16″E / 37.986°S 175.421°E / -37.986; 175.421