Lincoln, New Zealand
Lincoln is a town in the Selwyn District, in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island. The town is located on the Canterbury Plains to the west of Banks Peninsula, 22 kilometres southwest of Christchurch. The town has a population of 8,130 (June 2020), making it the second largest town in the Selwyn District behind nearby Rolleston.
|Territorial authority||Selwyn District|
|• Total||13.28 km2 (5.13 sq mi)|
|Elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+12 (NZST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+13 (NZDT)|
|Local iwi||Ngāi Tahu|
Lincoln is a satellite town of Christchurch; at the 2006 Census, 53% of employed Lincoln residents worked in the city. The town is home to Lincoln University, the oldest agricultural tertiary institution in the Southern Hemisphere and the smallest of New Zealand's eight universities.