Thames-Coromandel District

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Thames-Coromandel District.svg
Population: 27,800
(June 2015 estimate)[1]
Main towns: Thames and Whitianga.
Other towns: Coromandel, Whangamata, Matarangi, Whangapoua, Pauanui, Tairua and Whitianga.
Territorial Authority
Name: Thames-Coromandel District Council
Mayor: Glenn Leach
Extent: Colville Channel to Whangamata;

Hauraki Gulf to Bay of Plenty

Land Area: 2,297 km²
See also: Hauraki District, Tauranga
Regional Council
Name: Environment Waikato

The Thames-Coromandel District Council in the North Island of New Zealand is seated in the town of Thames. It is located in the region around the Firth of Thames and Coromandel Peninsula, to the southeast of Auckland. It is the first District council to be formed in New Zealand, being constituted in 1975.


The district had a population of 27,800 at the June 2015 estimate.[1] From the 2006 census 6,756 live in Thames, 3,768 in Whitianga, 3,555 in Whangamata, and 1,476 in Coromandel.

Local government[edit]

The Thames-Coromandel District Council was formed from the amalgamation of the former Thames Borough and Coromandel County Council in 1975.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2015 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015.  For urban areas, "Infoshare; Group: Population Estimates - DPE; Table: Estimated Resident Population for Urban Areas, at 30 June (1996+) (Annual-Jun)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Council History". Thames-Coromandel District Council. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 

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Coordinates: 36°56′31″S 175°40′34″E / 36.942°S 175.676°E / -36.942; 175.676