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Christchurch

Christchurch
Ōtautahi (Māori)
Metropolitan area
Christchurch
Christchurch City.jpg
ChristChurch Cathedral in summer.jpg New Brighton and the Port Hills, Christchurch, New Zealand, 12 June 2008.jpg
Peacock Fountain, New Zealand.jpg Tram in Christchurch (4666583714).jpg
St James Park, Christchurch.jpg New Zealand - Christchurch Art Gallery - 9597.jpg
Clockwise from top: Christchurch skyline with Southern Alps in background, New Brighton and the Port Hills, a Christchurch tram, the Christchurch Art Gallery, St James Park in autumn, the Peacock Fountain in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, and ChristChurch Cathedral in Cathedral Square
Flag of Christchurch
Flag
Coat of arms of Christchurch
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): The Garden City
Motto: Fide Condita Fructu Beata Spe Fortis
Latin
Founded in Faith, Rich in the Fulfillment thereof, Strong in Hope for the Future
Christchurch is located in New Zealand
Christchurch
Christchurch
Coordinates: 43°31′48″S 172°37′13″E / 43.53000°S 172.62028°E / -43.53000; 172.62028Coordinates: 43°31′48″S 172°37′13″E / 43.53000°S 172.62028°E / -43.53000; 172.62028
Country  New Zealand
Island South Island
Region Canterbury
Territorial authority Christchurch City Council
Settled by the UK 1848
Government
 • Mayor Lianne Dalziel
Area
 • Territorial 1,426 km2 (551 sq mi)
 • Urban 607.73 km2 (234.65 sq mi)
Highest elevation 920 m (3,020 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (June 2016)
 • Territorial 375,000
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
 • Urban 389,700
 • Urban density 640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
 • Demonym Cantabrian
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode(s) 8011, 8013, 8014, 8022, 8023, 8024, 8025, 8041, 8042, 8051, 8052, 8053, 8061, 8062, 8081, 8082, 8083
Area code(s) 03
Local iwi Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe
Website www.ccc.govt.nz
www.ecan.govt.nz
Christchurch
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