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South Australia General Info
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Area

983,480 square kilometres (379,723 square miles).

Population

1,527,421 people (the official estimate for 2003).

Population Density

1.6 people per square kilometres.

Capital

Adelaide.

Population of Brisbane

1,119,920 people (the official estimate for 2003).

Geography

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.

Time Zone

Greenwich Mean Time + 9.5 (GMT + 10.5 from last Sunday in October to the 3rd Saturday in March).
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