983,480 square kilometres (379,723 square miles).
1,527,421 people (the official estimate for 2003).
1.6 people per square kilometres.
Population of Brisbane
1,119,920 people (the official estimate for 2003).
Except for the State capital of Adelaide, South Australia is sparsely
inhabited, it is 4 times the area of the UK. It is Australia's driest
State, a region of rocky plains and desert landscape broken
by the fertile wine growing areas, which include the Barossa Valley.
South Australia extends upwards to the
Northern Territory, and eastwards to Queensland, New South Wales
and Victoria and westwards to Western Australia.
The countryside ranges from the beach resorts of the Adelaide suburbs
to the immense expanses of isolated, semi desert outback, from the
craggy mountains of Flinders Ranges to the meandering Murray River.
Off shore lies the popular Kangaroo Island. Adelaide is located
in the foothills of Mount Lofty Ranges.
Greenwich Mean Time + 9.5 (GMT + 10.5 from last Sunday in October
to the 3rd Saturday in March).