About South Australia
South Australia is a state in the southern central part of Australia, which covers some of the most dry and arid parts of the continent. It is the fourth largest of Australia’s states and shares borders with all the mainland states and the Northern Territory. The state capital is Adelaide, the fifth-largest city in Australia.
South Australia, declared a province in 1836, the day the first British settlers landed at Holdfast Bay, has a Mediterranean climate and is known as the “Festival State” for its thriving arts scene. Visitors will have the chance to experience many things from fine food and wine, arts and culture, city life , the great outback, relaxing rivers, beaches and stunning natural landcapes.
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About South Australia
The fourth largest and most South Australian is borderd by Western Australia to the the west, the Northern Territory towards the north, Queensland norh west, New South Wales in the East, and Victoria towards the South East of the city. The capital city, Adelaide, is situated on the Northern side of the great Fleurieu Penisula and stretches right along the rugged coastline right towards the foothills of the mountains.
South Australia consists largely of arid and semi-arid land, with mainly low lying mountain ranges. With the south western region being sparsely populated. The southern section of the state has a Mediterranean climate with very hot dry summers and mild winters, whereas June is the wettest month of the year.
South Australia’s largest employment sector is health care and social assistance followed by the retail sector, however the defence industry makes up the greatest portion of employment. However, in more recent years, the food and wine industry is rapidly increasing and subsequently attracts thousands of visitors to the state each year.
Size: 1,650,000 square kilometres (Britain is 245,000 km2)
Industries: Health and social assistance, defence, retail and food and wine.
Main cities: Adelaide (capital - 1,103,979), Mount Gambier (25,199), Gawler (23,957), Whyalla (21,736)
Top 10 places to visit in South Australia :
- Adelaide City Centre
- Adelaide Hills
- Barrossa Valley
- Clare Valley
- Eyre Peninsula
- Fleurieu Penninsula
- Kangaroo Island
- Flinders Ranges and the Outback
- Limestone Coast
- Murray River
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