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
Coordinates: Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Country extract/NZ' not found. 46°24′47″S 168°20′51″E / 46.41306°S 168.34750°E / -46.41306; 168.34750
Country  New Zealand
Island South Island
Region Southland
Territorial authority Invercargill City
Settled by Europeans 1853
Government
 • Mayor Tim Shadbolt
 • Deputy Mayor Rebecca Amundsen
Area
 • Territorial 389 km2 (150 sq mi)
 • Urban 115 km2 (44 sq mi)
Population (June 2017)[1]
 • Territorial 54,800
 • Density 140.87/km2 (364.9/sq mi)
 • Urban 50,800
 • Urban density 441.7/km2 (1,144/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Invercargillite
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode(s) 9810, 9812
Area code(s) 03
Local iwi Ngāi Tahu
Website icc.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

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