Fiordland is located on the south west of the South Island and covers an area of 12,042.36 square km(4,649.58 sq mi). This makes it five times larger than Luxembourg. As of June 2021, despite the vast area, it has an estimated population of just 100 people. Almost the entire population live at Milford Sound Village.  There are few places in Fiordland suitable for establishing settlements because it is an area of impenetrable forests, deep valleys and soaring mountain peaks. However, the area is better known world-wide for the spectacular fiords, especially Milford Sound which is regarded as one of the world’s top tourist destinations. There are twelve fiords, some stretching up to 40 kilometres (25 mi) inland, with two inlets leading to three more fiords. read more