Darwin, Northren Territory

Darwin is the caipital ceety o the Northren Territory, Australie. Situatit on the Timor Sea, Darwin haes a population o 127,500, makin it bi far the lairgest an maist populatit ceety in the spairsely populatit Northren Territory, but the least populous o aw Australie's caipital ceeties. It is the smawest an maist northerly o the Australian caipital ceeties, an acts as the Top End's regional centre.

Darwin
City landscape of Darwin, Northern Territory.jpg
Owerleukin the CBD 2015
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Coordinates12°27′0″S 130°50′0″E / 12.45000°S 130.83333°E / -12.45000; 130.83333Coordinates: 12°27′0″S 130°50′0″E / 12.45000°S 130.83333°E / -12.45000; 130.83333
Population127,532 (2010)[1] (16t)
 • Density926/km2 (2,400/sq mi) (2008)[2]
Established1869
Aurie112.01 km2 (43.2 sq mi)
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
MayorKatrina Fong Lim
Location
LGA(s)Darwin, Palmerston, Litchfield
CoontyPalmerston County
State electorate(s)Port Darwin (an 14 ithers)
Federal Diveesion(s)Solomon
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfaw
32.0 °C
90 °F
23.2 °C
74 °F
1,740.2 mm
68.5 in

Darwin haes grown frae a pioneer ootpost an sma port intae ane o Australie's maist modren an multicultural ceeties. Its proximity tae Asie makes it an important Australian gateway tae kintras such as Indonesie an East Timor. The Stuart Highway begins in Darwin, endin at Port Augusta in Sooth Australie.

The ceety itself is biggit on a law bluff owerleukin the harbour. Its suburbs spread oot ower some aurie, beginnin at Lee Point in the north an stretchin tae Berrimah in the east—past Berrimah, the Stuart Highway goes on tae Darwin's satellite ceety, Palmerston, an its suburbs.

ReferencesEedit

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 Juin 2010). "Australian Demographic Statistics". Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics (17 Mairch 2008). "Explore Your City Through the 2006 Census Social Atlas Series". Retrieved 19 Mey 2008.