Christchurch Central City
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
S 43° 31.885 E 172° 38.185
59G E 632227 N 5178868
Quick Description: Christchurch Central City is the geographical centre and the heart of Christchurch, New Zealand. It is defined as the area within the four avenues.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 2/20/2010 6:19:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM88Z0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:

Coordinates from http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM7VFZ Chalice Christchurch New Zealand

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Christchurch Central City - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Christchurch Central City is the geographical centre and the heart of Christchurch, New Zealand. It is defined as the area within the four avenues (Bealey Avenue, Fitzgerald Avenue, Moorhouse Avenue and Deans Avenue) and thus includes the densely built up central city, some less dense surrounding areas of residential, educational and industrial usage, and green space including Hagley Park, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and the Barbadoes Street Cemetery.

Geography

At the centre of the city is Cathedral Square, surrounding the Anglican cathedral, Christ Church. The area around this square and within the four avenues of Christchurch is considered the central business district of the city.

The city centre is laid out in a grid pattern, interrupted only by the curvilinear alignment of the Avon River, and the two diagonals High Street and Victoria Street. Christchurch has four pairs of one-way streets. The grid pattern within the outermost one-way streets is very regular, as this is the area that was laid out in the original survey. The surrounding area, i.e. the belt between the outer one-way streets and the avenues, was developed later in a progressive fashion and does not have the regularity of the core area.

Like most of the city, the centre is flat.

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