Rotorua

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Rotorua

Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe  (Māori)
Rotorua from gondola.jpg
Nickname(s): 
Sulphur City, Roto-Vegas[1]
Rotorua is located in New Zealand
Rotorua
Rotorua
Coordinates: 38°08′16″S 176°15′05″E / 38.13778°S 176.25139°E / -38.13778; 176.25139Coordinates: 38°08′16″S 176°15′05″E / 38.13778°S 176.25139°E / -38.13778; 176.25139
Country New Zealand
RegionBay of Plenty
Territorial authorityRotorua Lakes Council
Settled by Māoric. 1350
Foundedc. 1350
Borough status1922
City status1962
City status revoked1989
ElectorateRotorua
Government
 • MayorSteve Chadwick
Area
 • Territorial2,614.9 km2 (1,009.6 sq mi)
 • Urban
48.04 km2 (18.55 sq mi)
 • Metro
89.28 km2 (34.47 sq mi)
Elevation
280 m (920 ft)
Population
 (June 2020)
 • Urban
58,500
 • Urban density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
 • Metro
58,500
 • Metro density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Postcode(s)
3010, 3015
Area code(s)07
Local iwiNgāti Whakaue, Te Arawa
Websitewww.rotorualakescouncil.nz

Rotorua [ˌɾɔtɔˈɾʉa]) is a city on the southern area of Lake Rotorua. It is in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand's North Island.

References[change | change source]

  1. Corbett, Jan (20 January 2001). "Rumblings in geyserland". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 7 June 2009.