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Canterbury is the largest region of New Zealand. The main city of Canterbury is Christchurch. The region of Canterbury has an area of over 42.000 km square. Canterbury is also home to the University of Canterbury. Canterbury composition is mostly the mountains around and the Canterbury Plains. Canterbury region is divided in three parts which are the North Canterbury, the South Canterbury and the Mid Canterbury. Canterbury is also well known for its wine. The region has two main areas of viticulture which is Waipara and areas around Christchurch. Canterbury became Canterbury Province in 1853 after the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 and in 1876 all provinces of New Zealand were abolished including Canterbury Province. The University of Canterbury is considered as the second oldest university of New Zealand. The university is located in Ilam a suburb in the city of Christchurch. The University of Canterbury offers degrees in Social Work, Fine Arts, Arts, Commerce, Education, Engineering, Law, Music, Science, Speech and Language Therapy and Forestry. It has been constructed in 1873. It has over 12.000 students.



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