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Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of
New Zealand's South Island.
It is built around an inlet on Lake Wakatipu, a long thin lake shaped
like a staggered lightning bolt, and has spectactular views of nearby mountains.
There are various apocryphal accounts of how the town was named,
the most popular suggesting that a local gold digger exclaimed
that the town was "fit for Queen Victoria".
It is now known for its commerce-oriented tourism, especially adventure
and ski tourism.
It is popular with young international and New Zealand travellers alike.
The town is the largest centre in Central Otago, and the second largest
in Otago, but for a few administrative purposes (such as primary healthcare)
it is administered as part of Southland.
According to the 2006 census, the usually resident population of the
Queenstown urban area (including Frankton and Kelvin Heights) is 10422,
an increase of 22.1% since 2001.
Its neighbouring towns and districts include Arrowtown, Wanaka, Alexandra,
The nearest cities are Dunedin and Invercargill.
The Queenstown-Lakes District has a land area of 8,704.97 km² (3,361.01 sq mi)
not counting its inland lakes (Lake Hawea, Lake Wakatipu, and Lake Wanaka).
It had a 2006 census population of 22,956 usual residents.
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