|Land area||30,400.94 km² (11,737.87 sq mi)|
|Population||28,440 (2006 census)|
|Seat of District Council||Invercargill*|
|*not part of Southland District|
Southland District is a territorial authority in the South Island of New Zealand. Southland District covers the majority of the land area of Southland Region, although the region also covers Gore District, Invercargill City and adjacent territorial waters. It has a land area of 30,400.94 km², excluding inland waters such as Lake Te Anau, Lake Manapouri, and Lake Hauroko.