Invercargill

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Invercargill

Waihōpai (Māori)
Spring in Esk Street, Invercargill
Spring in Esk Street, Invercargill
Invercargill City's location within the South Island
Invercargill City's location within the South Island
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Country New Zealand
IslandSouth Island
RegionSouthland
Territorial authorityInvercargill City
Settled by Europeans1853
Government
 • MayorTim Shadbolt
 • Deputy MayorRebecca Amundsen
Area
 • Territorial389 km2 (150 sq mi)
 • Urban
115 km2 (44 sq mi)
Population
(June 2017)[1]
 • Territorial54,800
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
 • Urban
50,800
 • Urban density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Invercargillite
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Postcode(s)
9810, 9812
Area code(s)03
Local iwiNgāi Tahu
Websiteicc.govt.nz

Invercargill (Māori: Waihōpai)[2] is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. It is the commercial centre of the Southland region. It lies in the Southland Plains on the Oreti or New River some 18 km north of Bluff, which is the southernmost town in the South Island. It sits amid rich farmland that is bordered by large areas of conservation land and marine reserves, including Fiordland National Park covering the south-west corner of the South Island and the Catlins coastal region

References[change | change source]

  1. "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2017 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017. For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-16 (2017 boundary)". Statistics New Zealand. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. List of Place Names – Māori Language Resources – Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori – Māori Language Commission