Alexandra is a town in the Central Otago district of the South Island of New Zealand. It is placed at the banks of the Clutha River, on State Highway eight, 188 kilometres by means of road from Dunedin and 33 kilometres south of Cromwell. At the time of the 2013 census, the everlasting population became four,800, a decrease of 24 considering that 2006. 27.1 according to cent of the population become elderly over 65. The metropolis changed into founded in the course of the Central Otago goldrush inside the 1860s, and turned into named after Alexandra of Denmark by using John Aitken Connell who surveyed the metropolis.
Originally known as "Alexandra South" to differentiate it from a North Island town in the King Country with the same name, the word "South" changed into dropped in 1867 after that North Island city turned into renamed to Pirongia. It became recognised to miners of the day by using several names: the "Lower Township", the "Junction Township", and "Manuherikia".