Australia is the only country that has a whole continent to itself. Although it is world famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, its beaches, deserts, "the bush", and "the Outback", Australia is actually one of the world's most highly urbanised countries with vibrant, cosmopolitan cities such as Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth.
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Sydney is the Harbour City. It is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia with an enviable reputation as one of the world's most beautiful and liveable cities.
Melbourne is Australia's second largest city, and the capital of the south-eastern state of Victoria, located at the head of Port Phillip Bay.
Perth is the capital and largest city of Western Australia. It is separated from Adelaide by the distance of 2,139km to the east.
New South Wales is Australia's most populous state. Its capital, Sydney is the country's oldest, largest and most cosmopolitan city, centred on its spectacular harbour.
Victoria is the southernmost of the eastern mainland states of Australia. The state is roughly triangular in shape.
Western Australia is the largest state in Australia, occupying the western third of the continent.
The Northern Territory is a Federal territory of Australia, occupying much of the centre of the mainland continent, as well as the Central Northern regions.
South Australia is a state of Australia in the south of the country between Western Australia to the west and Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria to the east, and south of the Northern Territory.
Tasmania is Australia's only island state. It has the smallest land area of any state, and has the smallest population, with roughly 500,000 inhabitants.
Canberra is the purpose built capital city of Australia, located in the Australian Capital Territory in the south-east of New South Wales.