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Christchurch in 2007 before the massive destruction of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes which destroyed much of the city centre and Lyttleton, located 10 kilometers south of Christchurch, which was the …

Christchurch in 2007 before the massive destruction of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes which destroyed much of the city centre and Lyttleton, located 10 kilometers south of Christchurch, which was the epicentre of the February 22, earthquake.

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    • 1. Christchurch, the Garden City Before the Earthquakes
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    • 21. Christchurch Facts
      • Located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island.
      • Known as the ‘Garden City’ because of its plentiful parks and gardens.
      • Largest city in the South Island; second largest in New Zealand
      • Population: 390,300
      • In 1856 became New Zealand’s first city.
      • Many of the Gothic Revival buildings destroyed in the two earthquakes date from the 1850s.
      • The only disaster prior to the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was a department store fire in 1947 which killed 41 people.