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Cities in Australia

Australia's major cities include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin, and Canberra, the capital.
Cities in Australia
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Description : Cities in Australia map depicting all major cities, national capital with international boundary. Disclaimer

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Australia comprises six states and two mainland territories. The states in Australia are New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia. Australia's mainland territories are the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. The headquarters of each state and territory are located at their capital city.

The capital of Australia is Canberra, which is located in the Australian Capital Territory in southeastern Australia. Canberra has a population of about 381,488, making it the largest inland city in the country, but the eight largest city in all. Canberra covers an area of 814 square kilometers (314 square miles).

The most populous city in Australia is Sydney, which is the capital of New South Wales. Sydney covers an area of around 12,367.7 square kilometers (4,775.2 square miles) and is home to approximately 4.92 million people as of 2015. Sydney is also the Prime Minister's and Governor General of Australia's second official seat and second official residence. Sydney is a major cultural center of Australia. Some attractions are the Sydney Opera House, a thriving art scene, and cultural events and festivals. It is one of the best cities to live as the the Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked it as tenth among all the countries of the world regarding the quality of living.

Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, is the second most populous city in Australia with a population of about 4.1 million. The area of Melbourne is about 9,990 square kilometers (3,857.4 square miles), and it is called Garden City. Melbourne is often considered the cultural capital of Australia, with the headquarters of the country's film and television industry, and major sports and arts center.

Brisbane is Queensland's capital, and the third largest city in Australia with a population of 2.3 million people. Brisbane covers an area of 5,949 square kilometers (2,297 square miles) along the east coast of the continent. Established on May 13, 1835, it is one of the oldest cities of Australia. Some of the popular sports events that have been held in the city are the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the Goodwill Games in 2001, and the 2014 G-20 summit. Perth is situated in Western Australia and is the largest city and capital of the state. Perth has a an estimated population of 2.04 million people living in its metropolitan area, which covers 5,386 square kilometers (2,079 square miles). The Economist Intelligence Unit in its August 2016 list ranked Perth as the seventh most liveable city in the world.

The fifth largest city in Australia is Adelaide, the South Australian capital. Adelaide's population numbers about 1.3 million and it has an area of 1,827 square kilometers (705 square miles). Since the mid 19th century, Adelaide has been known as the City of Churches. Some of the places of attraction in the city include Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide Central Market, North Terrace, Bonython Park, and Elder Park to name a few.

Cairns in Queensland and Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory are other important cities in Australia.

Some of the important Australian cities include :-


Major Cities in Australia
RankCityState/TerritoryPopulation June 2012
1SydneyNew South Wales4667283
4PerthWestern Australia1897548
5AdelaideSouth Australia1277174
6Gold Coast-Tweed HeadsQueensland/New South Wales590889
7Newcastle-MaitlandNew South Wales418958
8Canberra-QueanbeyanAustralian Capital Territory/New South Wales411609
*Australian Capital TerritoryAustralian Capital Territorya374658
9Sunshine CoastQueensland285169
10WollongongNew South Wales282099
15DarwinNorthern Territory131678
20Albury-WodongaNew South Wales/Victoria84982
24BunburyWestern Australia67090
25Coffs HarbourNew South Wales66610
26Wagga WaggaNew South Wales53832
27Hervey BayQueensland50431
28Mildura-WentworthVictoria/New South Wales48783
30Gladstone-Tannum SandsQueensland44355
31Port MacquarieNew South Wales43587
32TamworthNew South Wales40832
34OrangeNew South Wales38516
35GeraldtonWestern Australia38030
36Bowral-MittagongNew South Wales36402
37DubboNew South Wales35898
38Nowra-BomaderryNew South Wales34798
39BathurstNew South Wales34124
41Kalgoorlie-BoulderWestern Australia32787
42BusseltonWestern Australia32471
43AlbanyWestern Australia31978

Last Updated Date: February 08, 2017

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