South Australia

Description

South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres (379,725 sq mi), it is the fourth-largest of Australia's states and territories by area, and fifth largest by population. It has a total of 1.76 million people, and its population is the second most highly centralised in Australia, after Western Australia, with more than 77 percent of South Australians living in the capital, Adelaide, or its environs. Other population centres in the state are relatively small; Mount Gambier, the second largest centre, has a population of 28,684.
South Australia shares borders with all of the other mainland states, and with the Northern Territory; it is bordered to the west by Western Australia, to the north by the Northern Territory, to the north-east by Queensland, to the east by New South Wales, to the south-east by Victoria, and to the south by the Great Australian Bight. The state comprises less than 8 percent of the Australian population and ranks fifth in population among the six states and two territories. The majority of its people reside in greater Metropolitan Adelaide. Most of the remainder are settled in fertile areas along the south-eastern coast and River Murray. The state's colonial origins are unique in Australia as a freely settled, planned British province, rather than as a convict settlement. Colonial government commenced on 28 December 1836, when the members of the council were sworn in near the Old Gum Tree.As with the rest of the continent, the region has a long history of human occupation by numerous tribes and languages. The South Australian Company established a temporary settlement at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, on 26 July 1836, five months before Adelaide was founded. The guiding principle behind settlement was that of systematic colonisation, a theory espoused by Edward Gibbon Wakefield that was later employed by the New Zealand Company. The goal was to establish the province as a centre of civilisation for free immigrants, promising civil liberties and religious tolerance. Although its history is marked by economic hardship, South Australia has remained politically innovative and culturally vibrant. Today, it is known for its fine wine and numerous cultural festivals. The state's economy is dominated by the agricultural, manufacturing and mining industries.

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Gawler

Port Lincoln

Port Augusta

Naracoorte

Sevenhill

Lobethal

Uraidla

Venus Bay

Wallaroo

Snowtown

Gladstone

Oodnadatta

Port Pirie

Loxton

Port Vincent

Balaklava

Strathalbyn

Lenswood

Mount Gambier

Quorn

Hindmarsh Island

Kimba

Coffin Bay

Woomera Village

Wright Island (South Australia)

Angaston

Yalata

Peterborough

Marion Bay

Piccadilly

Marla

Saddleworth

Cleve

Cobdogla

Cockatoo Valley

Coober Pedy

Coobowie

Coonawarra

Corny Point

Cowell

Crystal Brook

Cummins

Curlew Island

Curramulka

Darke Peak

Denial Bay

Dublin

Echunga

Eden Valley

Elliston

English Island

Entrance Island (South Australia)

Eudunda

Flinders Island

Fowlers Bay

Frances

Freeling

Goolwa

Goose Island

Granite Island

Greenly Island (South Australia)

Greenock

Gumeracha

Hahndorf

Halbury

Hamley Bridge

Hawker

Heathfield

Innamincka

Iron Knob

Jamestown

Kadina

Kalangadoo

Kangarilla

Kangaroo Island

Kapunda

Karoonda

Keith

Kersbrook

Keyneton

Kingston On Murray

Kingston SE

Lameroo

Laura

Leigh Creek

Lewis Island

Lewiston

Lipson

Little Island

Lochiel

Lock

Lucindale

Lyndoch

Macclesfield

Maitland

Mallala

Mannum

Marrabel

Marree

McLaren Vale

Meadows

Melrose

Meningie

Middle Island (South Australia)

Milang

Millicent

Minlaton

Minnipa

Mintaro

Moculta

Monash

Moonta

Morgan

Mount Barker

Mount Compass

Mount Pleasant

Mundulla

Murray Bridge

Mylor

Myponga

Nairne

North Shields

Norton Summit

Nuriootpa

Orroroo

Owen

Owen Island

Palmer

Paskeville

Penneshaw

Penola

Penong

Pinnaroo

Port Broughton

Port Elliot

Port Hughes

Port Kenny

Port MacDonnell

Port Neill

Port Victoria

Port Wakefield

Price

Pullen Island

Ramco

Rapid Bay

Renmark

Rhynie

Riverton

Robe

Roseworthy

Rowland Flat

Roxby Downs

Second Valley

Shag Island (South Australia)

Smith Island

Smoky Bay

Spalding

Springton

Stansbury

Stenhouse Bay

Stirling

Stockwell

Streaky Bay

Summertown

Tailem Bend

Tantanoola

Tanunda

Tarcoola

Tarlee

Tarpeena

Terowie

Thistle Island

Tickera

Tintinara

Truro

Tumby Bay

Two Wells

Ungarra

Victor Harbor

Waikerie

Wangary

Warooka

Wasleys

Wedge Island

West Island

Whyalla

Williams Island

Williamstown

Willunga

Winkie

Wirrulla

Wolseley

Woodside

Wool Bay

Wudinna

Yongala

Adelaide

Yorketown

Aldgate

Allendale East

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