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Baldwin Street
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A house on Baldwin Street
Namesake William Baldwin
Length
Baldwin Street
Length 350
Location North East Valley, Dunedin, New Zealand
Postal code 9010
North end North Road
South end Buchanan Street
Other
Known for World's steepest residential street until 2019
BaldwinStreet Descending Tourist
A woman descends the street.

Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, New Zealand was the steepest street in the world. In 1987, Guinness World Records said it was the steepest. It is in the suburb of North East Valley. It is 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) northeast of Dunedin's central business district.

On 16 July 2019, Ffordd Pen Llech in Wales, became the world's steepest street. Baldwin Street's gradient is 35%, and Ffordd Pen Llech's gradient is 37.45%.

Coordinates: 45°50′58″S 170°32′05″E / 45.84944°S 170.53472°E / -45.84944; 170.53472

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