Why is Dunedin called Edinburgh of the South?

The Lay Association of the Free Church of Scotland founded Dunedin in 1848. The city is named after Edinburgh by the Scots who colonized it.The layout of the centre of the Dunedin was designed to reflect and imitate the layout of Edinburgh and many of the streets in Dunedin are named after streets in Edinburgh.Dunedin is the Scottish Gaelic translation of Edinburghanswer 2 There are several Dunedins around the world.