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
 • Mayor Tony Lepper
 • Total 9,959.24 km2 (3,845.28 sq mi)
Population (June 2015 estimate)[1]
 • Total 19,200
 • Density 1.9/km2 (5.0/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 Tony Lepper, who defeated the incumbent, Malcolm Macpherson, in the 2010 local elections.[2]

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