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A city of eastern South Island, New Zealand, near the Pacific coast. It is an important manufacturing center.
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1. (Placename) a city in New Zealand, on E South Island: manufacturing centre of a rich agricultural region; suffered major damage and loss of life in a series of earthquakes in 2010–11. Pop: 366 000 (2013 est)
2. (Placename) a town and resort in S England, in SE Dorset. Pop: 47 900 (2011)
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a city on E South Island, in New Zealand. 325,710.
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Noun1.Christchurch - industrial city at the center of a rich agricultural regionChristchurch - industrial city at the center of a rich agricultural region
New Zealand - an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
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