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The Northren Territory is a federal territory o Australie, occupyin hintle o the centre o the mainland continent, as well as the central northren regions. It shares borders wi Wastren Australie tae the wast (129t meridian east), Sooth Australie tae the sooth (26t parallel sooth), an Queensland tae the east (138t meridian east).

Northren Territory
alt text for flag alt text for coat of arms
Flag Coat o airms
Slogan or elk-name The Territory;
The Top End
Map o Australie wi the Northren Territory hielichtit
Ither Australie states an territories
Coordinates 20°S 133°E / 20°S 133°E / -20; 133
Caipital ceety Darwin
Demonym Northren Territorian, Territorian
Govrenment Constitutional monarchy
 • Admeenistrator John Hardy
 • Chief Meenister Michael Gunner (ALP)
Australie territory  
 • Established bi NSW 1825
 • Transferred tae Sooth Australie 1862
 • Transferred tae Commonweel 1911
 • Dissolvit 1927
 • Reformit 1931
 • Responsible
 • Total 1,420,970 km² (3rd)
548,640 sq mi
 • Laund 1,349,129 km²
520,902 sq mi
 • Watter 71,839 km² (5.06%)
27,737 sq mi
 • Population 244,000 (8t)
 • Densitie 0.18/km² (8t)
0.5 /sq mi
 • Heichest point Mount Zeil
1,531 m (5,023 ft)
Gross territorial product
 • Product ($m) $22,450[2] (8t)
 • Product per caipita $92,107 (2nt)
Time zone(s) UTC+9:30 (ACST)
(does no observe DST)
Federal representation  
 • Hoose seats 2/150
 • Senate seats 2/76
 • Postal NT
 • ISO 3166-2 AU-NT
 • Floral Sturt's desert rose
(Gossypium sturtianum)[3]
 • Ainimal Reid kangaroo
(Macropus rufus)
 • Bird Wedge-tailed eagle
(Aquila audax)
 • Colours Black, white, an ochre[4]

Tae the north, the territory is bordered bi the Timor Sea, the Arafura Sea an the Gulf o Carpentarie. Despite its lairge aurie—ower 1,349,129 square kilometres (520,902 sq mi), makin it the third lairgest Australian federal diveesion—it is spairsely populatit. Wi a population o 229,675 it is the least populous o Australie's aicht major states an territories.


  1. "3101.0 – Australian Demographic Statistics, Mar 2016". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  2. "5220.0 Australian National Accounts: State Accounts, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. November 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  3. "Floral Emblem of the Northern Territory". Retrieved 26 March 2008. 
  4. "Northern Territory". Parliament@Work. Retrieved 22 January 2013.