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Australian states

Australia is the world’s smallest continent, covering 7,741,220 km². Australia the 6th largest country in the world. It is the largest country in the Southern Hemisphere but is fairly sparsly populated with only 21 million people living in the 6 states, 2 major territories and some smaller territories and islands. The name Australia comes from the Latin Australis, meaning “Southern.” The capital is Canberra.

States Code Capital Population Size km²
Australian Capital*

Northern Territory*

New South Wales

Queensland

South Australia

Tasmania

Victoria

Western Australia

AC

NO

NW

QL

SA

TS

VC

WT

Canberra

Darwin

Sydney

Brisbane

Adelaide

Hobart

Melbourne

Perth

350,000

200,000

540,000

4,200,000

1,600,000

500,000

5,400,000

2,200,000

2,358

1,420,970

809,444

1,852,642

1,043,514

90,758

237,629

2,645,615

*Territory
As at 2010

Official Australia government site

07/04/2010. Category: countries. Tags: , .

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