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Christkirk

Ōtautahi (Māori)
Christchurch
Eik-name(s): 
The Garden Ceety
Motto(s): 
Fide Condita Fructu Beata Spe Fortis
Laitin
Foondit in Faith, Rich in the Fulfillment thareo, Strang in Hope for the Futur
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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
Kintra New Zealand
IslandSooth Island
RegionCanterbury
Territorial authorityChristkirk Ceety Cooncil
Settled by the UK1848
Govrenment
 • MayorLianne Dalziel
Area
 • Territorial1426 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 2017)
 • Territorial381,500
 • Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
 • Urban
396,700
 • Urban density650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Cantabrian
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Area code(s)03
Local iwiNgāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe
Websitewww.ccc.govt.nz
www.ecan.govt.nz

Christkirk (kent in the Māori leid as Otuatahi) is the 3rd lairgest city o New Zealand wi mair nor 350,000 indwallers. It is situatit in the east o the Sooth Isle.