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Rowing on Torrens River, Adelaide, South Australia
SOURCE: Hamilton Lund, courtesy of Tourism Australia, the tourism promotion authority of the government of Australia, used with permission.
Adelaide, the capital and most populous city of South Australia state, is the fifth-largest city in Australia, with a population of more than 1.1 million.
Named after Queen Adelaide, the consort of King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for the only freely-settled British province in Australia.
Adelaide has attracted many European and Asian immigrants, making it a very cosmopolitan city.
NOTE: The information regarding Australia on this page is re-published from Australia Tourism Promotion Authority. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Australia information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Australia should be addressed to Australia Tourism Promotion Authority.
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