View your list of saved words. (You can log in using Facebook.)
Town (pop., 2006: 23,893), Northern Territory, Australia. It lies between Darwin and Adelaide, virtually in the centre of the continent. It originated in the 1870s as a station on the Overland Telegraph Line. Because of its location, it has become a major shipping point. Its mild winter climate makes it a popular tourist destination.
This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise. For the full entry on Alice Springs, visit Britannica.com.
Seen & Heard
What made you look up Alice Springs? Please tell us what you were reading, watching or discussing that led you here.