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Encyclopedia > Franklin (district), New Zealand
Franklin
District Name Franklin
Population 51,700
Extent Papakura to Huntly;

Port Waikato to Hauraki Gulf Territorial Authorities is the formal term for the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. ...

A true-colour image showing the Auckland area. Franklin is at the lower left of the picture. The scene was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite, on October 23, 2002.

The Franklin District is a municipality to the south of Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand. Close-up of part of Auckland. ... Close-up of part of Auckland. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... New Zealand is an independent sovereign state in the south-western Pacific Ocean. ...


The district is divided between the administrative regions of Auckland, to the north, and Waikato to the south. It is administered from the town of Pukekohe. The district is mainly rural, with local settlements such as Waiuku and Tuakau supporting the farming industry. One industry of note is the factory of New Zealand Steel at Glenbrook, north of Waiuku. Auckland Region is a local government region in New Zealand. ... Waikato is the name of a region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Pukekohe is a town in the Franklin district of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Waiuku is a small country town in the Franklin district, in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Tuakau is a town in the Franklin district, in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... New Zealand Steel is a large steel factory located at Glenbrook, New Zealand. ... Glenbrook is a rural and industrial area in the Franklin district of New Zealand. ... Waiuku is a small country town in the Franklin district, in the North Island of New Zealand. ...


The district is bounded in the north by the start of the Auckland metropolitan area and the waters of the Manukau Harbour. Awhitu Peninsula stretches up the Tasman coast to the mouth of this harbour. Here are located several holiday spots, such as Kariotahi Beach and Matakawau. Manukau Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in New Zealand. ...


To the south, Franklin is bounded by the fertile lowlands of the Waikato Plains. In the east, the land rises to the Hunua Ranges, to the east of which is the coast of the Firth of Thames. In the west is the Tasman Sea. The Waikato River mouth is at Port Waikato in the south of the region. This is renowned as a good place for surfcasting. The Waikato Plains are a large area of low-lying land in the northwest of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Hunua Ranges are an area of hilly country to the southeast of Auckland in New Zealands North Island. ... Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Bays of New Zealand | Waikato | Thames-Coromandel ... The Tasman Sea is the large body of water between Australia and New Zealand and is a south-western segment of the South Pacific Ocean. ... Waikato River passing through Hamilton The Waikato River is the longest river in New Zealand. ... Port Waikato is located at the south bank of the outflow of the Waikato River into the Tasman Sea, in northern New Zealand. ... Fishing from a Pier Fishing is both the recreation and sport of catching fish (for food or as a trophy), and the commercial fishing industry of catching or harvesting seafood (either fish or other aquatic life-forms, such as shellfish). ...


External link

  • The district council's site (http://www.franklindistrict.co.nz/fdc/index.cfm)



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Franklin District Community Profile(published) (587 words)
The unemployment rate in Franklin District was 5.4 percent, compared with 7.5 percent for all of New Zealand.
The average household size in Franklin District was 2.9 people, compared with 2.7 for all of New Zealand.
For dwellings that were rented, the average weekly rent paid for permanent private dwellings in Franklin District was $179, compared with $174 for New Zealand as a whole.
Franklin District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (239 words)
The Franklin District is a municipality to the south of Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand.
The district is divided between the administrative regions of Auckland, to the north, and Waikato to the south.
To the south, Franklin is bounded by the fertile lowlands of the Waikato Plains.
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