States Map of Australia | Australian Territories Map
Australia is a country, an island, and a continent. It is the world’s smallest continent and the sixth-largest country. It is located in the Southern Hemisphere, between the Indian Ocean and the Southern Pacific Ocean. States Map of Australia has a number of political divisions that include New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, and Tasmania.
The states of Australia are self-administered regions with their own constitutions, legislature, police services, departments, and certain civil authorities. The state government delivers most services, public policies, and programs. Territories administer local policies and programs much like states but are constitutionally and financially subordinate to the federal government.
Australia has six states. These are South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland, and Tasmania, which is located on an island just off the southern coast of Australia. These six are the federated states of Australia and are under the direct rule of the Queen.
Australia’s States And Territories
|Place||Capital City||Largest City||Population (as of 2003)||Area||Highest point|
|Australia||Canberra||Sydney||19,973,170||2,966,136 sq. miles
7,682,300 sq. km.
|Australian Capital Territory||Canberra||Canberra||322,900||2,358 sq. km.||Bimberi Peak
|New South Wales||Sydney||Sydney||6,686,600||309,498 sq. m.
801,60 sq. km.
|Victoria||Melbourne||Melbourne||4,917,400||87,876 sq. mi.
227,600 sq. km.
|Queensland||Brisbane||Brisbane||3,796,800||666,872 sq. mi.
1,727,200 sq. km.
|Mt. Bartle Frere
|South Australia||Adelaide||Adelaide||1,527,400||379,922sq. mi.
984,000 sq. km.
|Western Australia||Perth||Perth||1,952,300||975,096 sq. mi.
2,525,500 sq. km.
|Tasmania||Hobart||Hobart||477,100||26,178 sq. mi.
67,800 sq. km.
The “Australian Outback”
|Darwin||Darwin||198,400||519,768 sq. mi.
1,346,200 sq km.
The most populous of Australia’s states are New South Wales, with a population of over seven million people. Western Australia is the largest of Australia’s states by area, covering 2,645,615 square kilometers (1,021,478 square miles), and the western third of the country.
Several outlying islands belong to Australia, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the Coral Sea Islands, the Heard and McDonald Islands, and Norfolk Island. Adjacent to the continent’s southeastern coast lies the mountainous island of Tasmania, separated from the mainland by the Bass Strait.
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