|Region||West Coast Region|
|• Mayor||Garry Howard (Buller District Council)|
|• Total||7,953.12 km2 (3,070.72 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2013 estimate)|
|• Density||1.3/km2 (3.3/sq mi)|
|Time zone||NZST (UTC+12)|
|• Summer (DST)||NZDT (UTC+13)|
|Postcode(s)||Map of postcodes|
Buller District overall land area is 7,953.12 km² (3,070.72 sq mi).
The district is administered by the Buller District Council with the seat in Westport, in which 45% of the district's population live.
The district has a population of 9,702 at the 2006 census with 3900 living in Westport, 423 in Karamea, 159 in Inangahua Junction and 948 in Reefton. The 2011 estimate is 10,100.
It is understood by the carbon dating of Umu (ovens) that the Maori people had settled in this region some 700 years ago. By 1840 the Waitahu tribe (centered somewhat on Christchurch) had domain over the region.
- "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2013 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. Also "Infoshare; Group: Population Estimates - DPE; Table: Estimated Resident Population for Urban Areas, at 30 June (1996+) (Annual-Jun)". Statistics New Zealand. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Buller Heritage". Buller District Libraries. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
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