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Hamilton (New Zealand)

Waikato Region

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[Hamilton, New Zealand ] image by Olivier Touzeau, 7 November 2021

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Hamilton (Māori: Kirikiriroa) is the seat and most populous city of the Waikato region. With a territorial population of 178,500, it is the fourth most-populous city in New Zealand.

About the coat of arms of Hamilton:

The arms were adopted in 1946 in a competition launched by the city council.
The shield design represents the ebb and flow of the Waikato river that runs through the city, the oxen symbolises the green pastures and the role of the city as a centre of agriculture.
The crown symbolises Hamilton's beginnings as a military post in the 19th century.
Two pukeko, a common bird in the low lying country around the city, support the crest.

The flag of Hamilton is white with the coat of arms in the center:

Olivier Touzeau, 7 November 2021