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Dunedin (Otepoti in Maori) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, located in coastal Otago. Although now only by some definitions the eighth largest city of New Zealand in terms of population, it is the fifth largest urban area, as Greater Auckland is composed of four cities. For historical and geographical reasons, Dunedin is still regarded as one of the country's four main centres. 114,700 (2005 estimate)
Sport is catered for in Dunedin by the floodlit rugby and cricket venue of Carisbrook, a soccer and athletics stadium (the New Caledonian Ground) near the University at Logan Park, the large Edgar Centre indoor sports centre, and numerous golf courses and parks. There is also a horseracing circuit in the south of the city (Forbury Park), and several others within a few kilometres. Saint Clair Beach, on the city's Pacific shore, is a well-known surfing venue.
Dunedin features the world's most southern motorway: this 10 kilometre divided highway section of State Highway One (SH1) runs from the centre of the city to the southern suburb of Mosgiel.