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Victoria General Info
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Area

227,600 square kilometres .(141,000 square miles).

Population

4,765,900 (the official estimate for 2000).

Population Density

21.0 people per square kilometres.

Capital

Melbourne.

Population of Melbourne

3,466,000 (the official estimate for 2000).

Geography

Victoria is Australia’s most varied state and its major agricultural and industrial producer. Situated in the south east, bordered by South Australia and New South Wales, its landscape consists of beaches, mountains, rainforests, deserts, vineyards, snowfields, wheatlands and market gardens.

The Australian Alps are only 3 hours away from Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road to South Australia is a day’s drive. Victoria has 32 national parks, amounting to a 3rd of Australia’s total.

Time Zone

Greenwich Mean Time + 10 (GMT + 11 from third Sunday in October to third Saturday in March).
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