Australian Capital Territory


Australian Capital Territory

geographical name

Definition of AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

district SE Australia including two areas, one around Canberra & the other on Jervis Bay, surrounded by New South Wales area 939 square miles (2441 square kilometers), pop 229,000

Variants of AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Australian Capital Territory or formerly Federal Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Political entity, southeastern Australia. Area: 910 sq mi (2,358 sq km). Pop. (2008 est.): 344,200. A capital territory was mandated by the 1901 Australian constitution; the site was chosen in 1908. It lies within New South Wales and consists of Canberra and the area around Jervis Bay. Parliament moved there from Melbourne in 1927. In 1989 the territory received responsibility for self-government similar to that held by Australian states.

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