.....City in New Zealand


Christchurch is a garden city on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, set on the Canterbury Plains.


Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which runs through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.


In 2010 and 2011, 2 major earthquakes destroyed many city-centre buildings, and restoration work continues.


Population: 366,100 (2013) UNdata