Kapiti Urban Area

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Country New Zealand
RegionWellington Region
Territorial authorityKapiti Coast District / Wellington
 • MayorK Gurunathan
 (June 2018)[1]
 • City42,700
 • Urban
Area code(s)04

The Kapiti Urban Area is a statistical area defined by Statistics New Zealand to cover a group of urban settlements on the Kapiti Coast.

Kapiti Urban Area is classified as a main urban area because its population exceeds 30,000. The Kapiti Urban area is in the Kapiti Coast District and the Wellington Region. The Greater Kapiti Coast District includes Te Horo and Ōtaki.

The largest of these is Paraparaumu. Raumati may be considered a suburb of Paraparaumu or a separate town in its own right. There are no legal definitions for towns in New Zealand.

Kapiti is better described as a commuter area of Wellington than an independent city.


  1. ^ "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2019". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2020. For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006–18 (2017 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.

Coordinates: 40°50′38″S 175°11′09″E / 40.84389°S 175.18583°E / -40.84389; 175.18583