Dunedin , city in New Zealand, on southeastern South Island, on Otago Harbour, near the Pacific Ocean.
The city is a rail center. Industry is chiefly the manufacture of woolen goods. Gold mining, sheep and cattle raising, and the processing of dairy products are the principal occupations in the surrounding region. Most of these commodities are exported; coal, timber, and manufactured goods are leading imports.
Dunedin is the seat of the University of Otago (1869), containing faculties of arts and music, law, medicine, and theology, and of Otago Polytechnic (1966). The city was founded in 1848 on a site selected because of its fine harbor. Dunedin enjoyed its major growth after 1861, when the discovery of gold in the area attracted thousands of settlers from Australia.
The atmosphere of Dunedin by and large is mild; nonetheless, the city is perceived as having countless microclimates and the climate conditions regularly fluctuate between rural areas generally because of the city’s geographical format.
Dunedin highlights a maritime atmosphere. The city’s atmosphere is additionally extraordinarily adjusted by its vicinity to the sea. This prompts mellow summers and cool winters. Winter is cold however radiant, snowfall is basic yet critical snowfall is remarkable (maybe every a few years), aside from in the inland slope rural areas, for example, Halfway Bush and Wakari, which will in general get a couple of long stretches of snowfall every year. Spring can include «four seasons in multi day» climate, yet from November to April it is commonly settled and gentle. Temperatures during summer can quickly arrive at 30 °C (86 °F). Because of its outrageous oceanic impact, Dunedin’s cool summers and gentle winters both stand apart thinking about its scope.