Dunedin was settled in 1848 by the Europeans, mainly Scottish immigrants; it has some of the rarest architectural marvels in the world. However, the first human occupation of Dunedin can be traced back to 1100 AD when the Maori tribe occupied New Zealand.
The topography of the region is varied comprising hills, valleys, extinct volcanoes and beaches. Dunedin has a population of 1,14,700 and enjoys a temperate climate with temperatures ranging between 4°C to 13 °C in winter and an average of 20°C in summer.
The city also boasts of being one of the oldest centres of art, culture and history in New Zealand. The Otago University is New Zealand’s first university and Dunedin, New Zealand’s oldest city. It is a successful exporter of frozen meat, and its economy is flourishing on account of its tourism industry.
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