Ashburton is a massive city inside the Canterbury Region, at the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The metropolis is the seat of the Ashburton District, a territorial authority encompassing the town and some of small settlements inside its surrounding rural place, roughly coterminous with the subregion of Mid Canterbury. It is eighty five kilometres 53 mi south west of Christchurch and is sometimes regarded as a satellite metropolis of Christchurch. Ashburton Township has a population of 20,200, with a further 12,400 residing in the wider district. The metropolis is the 23rd biggest urban location in New Zealand and the third-largest city region within the Canterbury Region, after Christchurch and Timaru.
There are seven primary faculties, an intermediate school, a secondary faculty and a composite college in Ashburton. All rolls are as of March 2019. Ashburton lies inside the middle of the fertile alluvial Canterbury Plains which allows agricultural pastime consisting of dairying furnished irrigation is used. In 2012, Ashburton was cited for having more cooperative businesses operating in its district than in every other region of New Zealand, and changed into in the end named by means of the New Zealand Cooperatives Association the "Cooperative Capital of New Zealand.