Hamilton , city in northern New Zealand, on North Island, on the Waikato River. Hamilton is the largest inland city in New Zealand and the commercial center for a large area of North Island.
In the surrounding region, dairying, lumbering, grass farming, and the raising of sheep, cattle, and pigs are important. The University of Waikato (1964) is here. The Ruakura Animal Research Station, nearby to the east, is internationally known. Parks lie along the river and at Lake Hamilton. The city was settled by soldiers during the Maori uprisings of the 1860s.
The scene of Hamilton was framed by the last emission of the Lake Taupo well of lava complex 1800 years prior which sent rushes of volcanic flotsam and jetsam northwards and changed the way of the Waikato River to its present way. With the exemptions of the many low slopes, for example, those around the University of Waikato, Hamilton Lake, Beerescourt, Sylvester Road, Pukete and toward the west of the city, and a broad system of ravines, the landscape of the city is generally level.
In certain territories, for example, Te Rapa, one old way of an antiquated waterway can be followed. The generally delicate and unconsolidated soil material is as yet being effectively disintegrated by downpour and overflow.
In its regular state, Hamilton and environs was exceptionally swampy in winter with 30 little lakes associated with encompassing peatlands. Hamilton was encompassed by 7 huge peat swamps, for example, Komakorau toward the North and Rukuhia and Moanatuatua toward the South, just as numerous littler ones all of which have now been depleted with just little leftovers remaining.
Hamilton’s atmosphere is maritime , with exceptionally directed temperatures because of New Zealand’s area encompassed by sea. Summers can be the absolute most sweltering in the nation with temperatures ascending as high as 29 °C, on a yearly premise, additionally includes high moistness.