Wanganui District

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Wanganui District
Territorial authority
Whanganui District.svg
Country New Zealand
Region Manawatu-Wanganui Region
Seat Wanganui
 • Mayor Annette Main (Wanganui District Council)
 • Total 2,373 km2 (916 sq mi)
Population (June 2014 estimate)[1]
 • Total 43,400
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode(s) Map of postcodes

Wanganui District is one of the districts of New Zealand.

Wanganui District Council resulted from amalgamation of Wanganui and Waitotara county councils and Wanganui City Council. The district has an area of 2,373 km². Much of the land in Wanganui district is rough hill country surrounding the valley of the Whanganui River. A large proportion of this is within the Whanganui National Park.

All but some 4,200 people in the Wanganui district live in the city itself, meaning there are few prominent outlying settlements. A small but notable village is Jerusalem.

On 19 December 2014 Wanganui District Council voted to ask the New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) to change the name of the district from Wanganui District to Whanganui District. The Council submitted the proposal to NZGB on 9 February 2015.[2] The NZGB is seeking submissions from the public from 28 May to 28 August 2015.[3]


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