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Canterbury, New Zealand

Canterbury is one of 17 primary administrative regions in New Zealand with a population of approximately 559,200 people.

Facts and figures on Canterbury at a glance

Region name: Canterbury (Canterbury)
Status: Primary administrative region
Population: 559,200 people
Country: New Zealand
Continent: Oceania

The regional headquarters of Canterbury (Canterbury) is located in the regional capital Christchurch (Christchurch) with a population of 363,926 people.

The distance as the crow flies from Canterbury's regional capital Christchurch to New Zealand's capital Wellington (Wellington) is approximately 306 km (190 mi).

Facts and figures about Canterbury
RegionPopulationRegional capitalPopulation
Canterbury Canterbury559,200 peopleChristchurch Christchurch363,926 people

Compare with other regions in New Zealand.

Map of Canterbury

Map of Canterbury

Information on Canterbury

Information on Canterbury
Region nameRegional capitalSubregionsCountryContinent
Canterbury CanterburyChristchurch Christchurch9New ZealandOceania

Time in Canterbury

Time in Canterbury
Current timeSummer time (DST)Standard timeCurrent timezone offsetTimezone
Tue, 25 Jan 2022 - 8:50amIn effect (+1 hour)Tue, 25 Jan 2022 - 7:50amGMT UTC +14.0Pacific/Auckland

Geographic coordinates of Canterbury

Latitude & Longitude of Canterbury
PositionLatitude (width)Longitude (length)
Show on map43°30'00.0"S (-43.5000000°)171°30'00.0"E (171.5000000°)

Subregions in Canterbury

There are 9 administrative subregions in Canterbury.
Subregions in Canterbury
RegionNoPopulationRegional capitalCapital population
Ashburton District Ashburton District1.---
Christchurch City Christchurch City2.-Christchurch Christchurch363,926
Hurunui District Hurunui District3.---
Kaikoura District Kaikoura District4.---
Mackenzie District Mackenzie District5.---
Selwyn District Selwyn District6.---
Timaru District Timaru District7.---
Waimakariri District Waimakariri District8.---
Waimate District Waimate District9.---

External sources of information on Canterbury

Canterbury on Wikipedia