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Canberra General Info
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Area

2,400 square kilometres (which is 1511 square miles).

Population

310,800 (the official estimate in 2000)

Population Density

131.7 people per square kilometres.

Capital

Canberra (which is also the national capital).

Population of Canberra

310,500 people (the official estimate in 2000).

Geography

Canberra is situated in the Australian Capital Territory on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, and was conceived in the early 1900's in order to create a capital city in a federal State separate from any of the uniting States.

Beautiful green countryside is ringed by mountains nearly 600 metres (2000 feet) above sea level. Lake Burley Griffin, which is an artificial lake, is the main feature of this constantly growing modern capital. Hills, trees and greenery remain famous among the architecture of a city that is attractive, neat, spacious and efficient as befits the national capital city.

Time Zone

Greenich Mean Time + 10 (GMT + 11 from the last Sunday in August to the last Saturday in March).
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