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),[1] making it the second largest town in the Selwyn District behind nearby Rolleston.

Lincoln
Looking southwest across Lincoln from the air, December 2005
Lincoln
Location of Lincoln
Coordinates: 43°39′S 172°29′E
Country New Zealand
IslandSouth Island
RegionCanterbury
Territorial authoritySelwyn District
Area
  Total13.28 km2 (5.13 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (June 2020)[1]
  Total8,130
  Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Postcode
7608
Local iwiNgāi Tahu

Lincoln is a satellite town of Christchurch; at the 2006 Census, 53% of employed Lincoln residents worked in the city.[2] 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.