Levin (New Zealand)

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Geographical location
Levin (New Zealand)
Coordinates 40 ° 37 ′  S , 175 ° 17 ′  E Coordinates: 40 ° 37 ′  S , 175 ° 17 ′  E
Country New ZealandNew Zealand New Zealand
region Manawatu-Wanganui
District Horowhenua District
Ward Levin Ward
Administrative headquarters Seat of administration for the Horowhenua District
Residents 15th 735 (2013)
height 30 m
Post Code 5510
Telephone code +64 (0) 6
Photography of the place
The New Zealand State Highway 1 forms the main road in Levin

Levin is a town in the Horowhenua District of the Manawatu-Wanganui region on the North Island of New Zealand . It is the administrative seat of the district.

Origin of name

Originally, the city after an agreement with the Māori - Chief Te Kepa Rangihiwinui Tautoka are called, but later after the Wellington he Kaufman and politician William Hort Levin named, among others, the founding director of the Wellington - Manawatu Railway Company was.


The city is located on a fertile plain, around 85 km northeast of Wellington and 40 km southwest of Palmerston North . To the east and south-east of the city rises the mountain range of the Tararua Range, up to 1546  m high, and to the west of the city is Lake Horowhenua .


At the 2013 census, the town had 15,735 inhabitants.


Road traffic

Through the city leading New Zealand State Highway 1 , the Levin with Wellington in the south and to the north connects back to the northern parts of the country. South of the city, State Highway 57 branches off from State Highway 1 , passes the city east and connects it with Palmerston North in the northeast.

Rail transport

The North Island Main Trunk Railway runs through Levin . The Overlander , which connects Wellington with Auckland , and the Capital Connection , a passenger connection from Palmerston North to Wellington, operate on the route .


In the city area there are two branch offices of the Victoria University of Wellington and two colleges , Waiopehu and Horowhenua College .


In the city is the Tokomaru Steam Engine Museum , which tells something about the heyday of rail transport in the region.


See also


  • Helga Neubauer: Levin . In: The New Zealand Book . 1st edition. NZ Visitor Publications , Nelson 2003, ISBN 1-877339-00-8 , pp. 581 f .

Web links

Wikivoyage: Levin  - travel guide

Individual evidence

  1. a b 2013 Census QuickStats about a place : Horowhenua District . Statistics New Zealand , accessed on August 1, 2017 (English, StatsMap: Meshblock analysis from the interactive map).
  2. ^ Neubauer: Levin . In: The New Zealand Book . 2003, p. 581 f .
  3. a b c Topo250 maps . Land Information New Zealand , accessed August 1, 2017 .