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Fiordland is situated on the south-western corner of the South Island of New Zealand. Most of it is covered by the Fiordland National Park, which has an area of 12,120 square kilometres, making it the largest national park in New Zealand and one of the largest in the world.
Lake Te Anau and the Te Anau township are on the eastern fringe. Administration of the area was as "The County of Fiord" for part of the 20th Century until it was absorbed into Wallace County. Since 1989 it has been in Southland District.
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