South Island

The South Island of is characterised by grand, open landscapes and a great sense of freedom in the sparsely populated areas away from the Christchurch and Dunedin conurbations of the east coast.
Photo: Ulrich.hoecker, CC BY 3.0.

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is a region on the east coast of the South Island of . Photo: joka2000, CC BY 2.0.

is the largest city in the South Island of , and the third most-populous urban area in the country. Photo: koennz, CC BY 2.0.

The is a region of the western South Island of that's long and relatively narrow, squeezed between the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a region of the South Island of whose hilly country and sheltered valleys produce a variety of climates and some spectacular scenery. Photo: Tiimta, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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is the southernmost region in the South Island of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The region at the top of the South Island of is famed for sunshine, art and craft and alternative lifestyles, and has a rugged farming backbone. Photo: Javiersanp, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a region at the north-eastern end of the South Island of , chock full of great food to eat and intriguing sights to see. Photo: Herewhy, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is the far inland district of Otago in the South Island of . Photo: Tiimta, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The are a range of mountains that run the length of the South Island of . Photo: MDRX, CC BY-SA 3.0.

South Island

  • Type: Island
  • Description: larger and more southerly of the two main islands of New Zealand
  • Category: island
  • Location: ,
Latitude of center
-43° or 43° south
Longitude of center
171° or 171° east
Population
1,140,000
Elevation
106 metres (348 feet)
Geo­Names ID
2182504

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Suid-Eiland
  • Afrikaans: Suid Eiland
  • Afrikaans: Suideiland
  • Arabic: Purô Salatan
  • Arabic: الجزيرة الجنوبية
  • Arabic: الجزيره الجنوبيه
  • Aragonese: Isla d'o Sud
  • Armenian: Հարավային կղզի (Նոր Զելանդիա)
  • Armenian: Հարավային կղզի
  • Asturian; Bable: Islla Sur
  • Azerbaijani: Cənub adası
  • Bashkir: Көньяҡ утрау
  • Basque: Hego Uharte
  • Basque: Hego uhartea
  • Belarusian: Паўднёвая выспа
  • Belarusian: Паўднёвы востраў, Новая Зеландыя
  • Belarusian: Паўднёвы востраў
  • Bhojpuri: साउथ आइलैंड
  • Bihari : साउथ आइलैंड
  • Breton: Enez ar Su
  • Bulgarian: Южен остров
  • Catalan: Illa Sud
  • Catalan: Illa del Sud
  • Catalan: Illa sud de Nova Zelanda
  • Catalan: illa del Sud
  • Cebuano: South Island (pulo sa New Zealand, lat -43,00, long 171,00)
  • Cebuano: South Island
  • Chinese: Lâm-tó
  • Chinese: 南岛
  • Chinese: 南島
  • Chinese: 新西兰南岛
  • Chinese: 特瓦普納姆
  • Croatian: Južni otok
  • Croatian: South Island
  • Czech: Jižní ostrov
  • Danish: Sydøen
  • Dutch: Zuidereiland
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: الجزيره الجنوبيه
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): South Island
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): Sūðerne Īeg
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): Sūþīeg
  • English: Southern Island
  • English: Te Waipounamu
  • English: The Mainland
  • Esperanto: Sud-Zelando
  • Esperanto: Suda Insulo
  • Estonian: Lõunasaar
  • Finnish: Eteläsaari
  • Finnish: South Island
  • Finnish: Southern Island
  • French: Ile du Sud
  • French: South Island
  • French: Île du Sud
  • French: île du Sud
  • Gaelic (Scots): Eilean a Deas, Sealainn Nuadh
  • Gaelic (Scots): Eilean a Deas
  • Gallegan: Illa Sur, Nova Celandia
  • Gallegan: Illa Sur, Nova Zelandia
  • Georgian: სამხრეთი კუნძული
  • Georgian: სამხრეთ კუნძული
  • German: Südinsel
  • German: Te Wai Pounamu
  • German: Te Waka a Māui
  • Greek: Νότιο Νησί
  • Greek: Νότιος Νήσος Νέας Ζηλανδίας
  • Hebrew: האי הדרומי
  • Hebrew: סאות' איילנד
  • Hebrew: סאות איילנד
  • Hindi: दक्षिण द्वीप
  • Hungarian: Déli-sziget
  • Icelandic: Suðurey
  • Indonesian: Pulau Selatan
  • Indonesian: South Island
  • Irish: Oileán Theas
  • Italian: Isola del Sud
  • Italian: South Island
  • Japanese: ニュージーランド南島
  • Japanese: 南島
  • Kalaallisut: Qeqertaq Kujalleq
  • Kazakh: Оңтүстік (арал, Жаңа Зеландия)
  • Korean: 남섬
  • Latvian: Dienvidsala
  • Lithuanian: Pietinė sala
  • Lithuanian: Pietų sala
  • Macedonian: Јужен Остров
  • Malay (generic): Pulau Selatan
  • Maori: Te Wai-pounamu
  • Maori: Te Wai Pounamu
  • Maori: Te Waipounamu
  • Maori: Te Waka-a-Māui
  • Marathi: दक्षिण बेट, न्यू झीलँड
  • Min Nan Chinese: Lâm-tó (New Zealand)
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: لݣزيرة دلجانوب
  • Norwegian: Sørøya
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sørøya
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sørøya på New Zealand
  • Persian: جزیره جنوبی
  • Persian: جزیرهٔ جنوبی
  • Polish: Wyspa Południowa
  • Portuguese: Ilha Sul
  • Portuguese: Ilha do sul
  • Quechua: Isla Sur
  • Quechua: South Island
  • Quechua: Te Wai Pounamu
  • Quechua: Urin Wat'a
  • Romanian: Insula de Sud
  • Romanian: South Island
  • Russian: Южный
  • Russian: Южный остров
  • Serbian: Južno ostrvo
  • Serbian: South Island
  • Serbian: Јужно острво
  • Serbo-Croatian: Južni otok
  • Slovak: Južný ostrov
  • Slovenian: Južni otok
  • Sorbian, Lower: Pódpołdnjowa kupa (Nowoseelandska)
  • Sorbian, Lower: Pódpołdnjowa kupa
  • Sorbian, Upper: Južna kupa
  • Spanish: Isla Sur
  • Spanish: Isla del Sur
  • Spanish: South Island
  • Spanish: Te Wai Pounamu
  • Swahili (generic): Kisiwa cha Kusini (New Zealand)
  • Swedish: South Island
  • Swedish: Southern Island
  • Swedish: Sydön
  • Swedish: Södra ön
  • Tamil: தெற்கு தீவு
  • Tamil: தெற்குத் தீவு
  • Thai: South Island
  • Thai: เกาะใต้
  • Tok Pisin: Saut Ailan
  • Turkish: Güney Adası
  • Turkmen: Günorta ada
  • Ukrainian: Південна Зеландія
  • Ukrainian: Південний острів
  • Ukrainian: Південний острів Нової Зеландії
  • Urdu: جنوبی جزیرہ
  • Uzbek: Janubiy Orol
  • Uzbek: Janubiy orol
  • Vietnamese: South Island
  • Vietnamese: Đảo Nam, New Zealand
  • Vietnamese: Đảo Nam
  • Waray (Philippines): Isla Salatan
  • Waray (Philippines): Isla Timogan
  • Waray (Philippines): Isla Timugan
  • Waray (Philippines): Isla ha Salatan
  • Waray (Philippines): Puro Salatan
  • Waray (Philippines): Puro Timogan
  • Waray (Philippines): Puro Timugan
  • Waray (Philippines): Puro ha Salatan
  • Waray (Philippines): Purô Salatan
  • Waray (Philippines): Purô Timugan
  • Waray (Philippines): Purô ha Salatan
  • Waray (Philippines): South Island
  • Welsh: Ynys y De, Seland Newydd
  • Welsh: Ynys y De
  • Western Mari: Кечӹвӓлвелнӹш
  • Wu Chinese: 南岛 (新西兰)
  • Yue Chinese: 南島
  • Kisiwa cha Kusini
  • Оңтүстік

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