Central Otago District

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Central Otago District
Territorial authority
Central Otago Territorial Authority.png
Country New Zealand
Region Otago Regional Council
District Central Otago District Council
Seat Alexandra
Government
 • Mayor Tim Cadogan
Area
 • Total 9,959.24 km2 (3,845.28 sq mi)
Population (June 2016)[1]
 • Total 19,700
 • Density 2.0/km2 (5.1/sq mi)
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode(s) Map of postcodes
Area code(s) 03
Website codc.govt.nz

The Central Otago District is one of the 53 districts of New Zealand. It is administered by the Central Otago District Council and it is in the Otago region, the top tier of local government in New Zealand. The major towns in the district are Alexandra (the seat of local government), Cromwell, Roxburgh, Clyde and Ranfurly.

The Central Otago District is part of what is informally known as Central Otago. It was formed in 1989 from the merger of the former Vincent and Maniototo Counties. The current mayor is Tim Cadogan, who comfortably unseated the incumbent, Tony Lepper in the 2016 local elections.[2] Mr Cadogan polled 5047 votes, more than double that polled by Mr Lepper, with 2521 votes.

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Coordinates: 45°14′S 169°22′E / 45.233°S 169.367°E / -45.233; 169.367