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Clyde is a small town in Central Otago, New Zealand with a population of 918 in 2006. It is located on the Clutha River, between Cromwell and Alexandra. Clyde grew up around the former settlement of Dunstan during the Central Otago goldrush of the 1860s. The town could once claim to be the most populous in New Zealand during the height of gold fever. The town's post office (and thus the town) was officially renamed from Dunstan to Clyde on 22 May 1865, after Lord Clyde. More recently the town has been known for the Clyde Dam, a giant hydroelectric dam at the north end of the town, behind which lies Lake Dunstan. The Clutha River is the swiftest river (per volume) in the southern hemisphere. The river then runs to the Roxburgh Dam before finally meeting the sea at Balclutha. The town is a popular holiday spot. It lies at the western end of the Otago Central Rail Trail. The Otago Central Branch Railway originally terminated at Cromwell, but this section of the railway was closed in 1980, with the railway to Clyde used to bring materials for the dam project. The rail trail is nowadays often cycled and walked by visitors and locals alike. The township is home to Dunstan Hospital, serving the surrounding district, including Alexandra and Cromwell. The hospital was rebuilt in 2006 with the original building remaining. Clyde is fast becoming known as a tourist haven. The location is particularly attractive to those visiting the region's many vineyards and orchards. The regional weather is particularly warm and dry during the summer months due to the rain shadow effect caused by the Southern Alps (given New Zealand's westerly winds). There is a single school in Clyde, the Clyde Primary School. The closest high school is Dunstan High School, which is situated 10 km away in Alexandra. The closest university is Otago University 200 km away in Dunedin. During the week beginning 22 September, the Clyde/Alexandra district hosts a Blossom Festival. This event celebrates the beginning of spring which brings the blossoming of fruit trees in the area's orchards. Entertainment at the festival includes a parade with floats made by local businesses, fun park rides, bands and drag races.

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Planning a vacation to Clyde in New Zealand? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Dunedin, New Zealand. Dunedin is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Larnach Castle And Gardens, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin Railway Station. Popular vacation packages of Clyde are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Clyde*

  • Pollution Statistics in Clyde

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    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Clyde - Quality of Life

    • Pollution Index 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Clyde

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Clyde

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.29 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.36 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.06 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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