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CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityGreymouth
 • Total933
(Tasman Sea)
Greymouth centre
Blaketown Lagoon

Blaketown is a suburb to the west of Greymouth on the West Coast of New Zealand.[1] The Grey River separates Blaketown from Cobden, and the Blaketown Lagoon separates it from the centre of Greymouth.[2][3]

According to the 2013 New Zealand census, Blaketown has a population of 933, a decrease of 36 people since the 2006 census. There were 462 males and 471 females.[4]

The town is named after Isaac Blake, an early storekeeper in the district.[5]


Blaketown School is a coeducational full primary (years 1–8) school with a roll of 86 students as of March 2019.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Place name detail: Blaketown". New Zealand Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 15 January 2010.
  2. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. pp. map 69. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Roger Smith, GeographX (2005). The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand. Robbie Burton. pp. map 156. ISBN 1-877333-20-4.
  4. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place : Blaketown
  5. ^ George Ogilvy Preshaw, P. O. Preshaw (1888). Banking Under Difficulties. p. 102.
  6. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 3 April 2019". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  7. ^ Education Counts: Blaketown School

Coordinates: 42°26′56″S 171°11′45″E / 42.44889°S 171.19583°E / -42.44889; 171.19583