Christchurch


Christ·church

geographical name \ˈkrīs(t)-ˌchərch\

Definition of CHRISTCHURCH

city New Zealand on E coast of South Island urban area pop 334,107 — see lyttelton

Rhymes with CHRISTCHURCH

Christchurch

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2006: 360,768), South Island, New Zealand. Founded in 1850 as a model Church of England settlement, it was the last and most successful colonizing project inspired by Edward Gibbon Wakefield and his New Zealand Co. It is the country's second largest city and an important industrial centre; its port is Lyttelton. Called the “Garden City of the Plains” for its numerous parks and gardens, it is home to the University of Canterbury, Christ's College, and Lincoln University.

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