Victoria

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Victoria (abbreviatit as Vic.) is a state in the sooth-east o Australia. Geografically the smawest mainland state, Victoria is bordered bi New Sooth Wales tae the north, the Tasman Sea tae the east, the Bass Strait an Tasmanie tae the sooth,[note 1] an Sooth Australie tae the wast. Australie's maist densely-populatit state, maist o Victoria's population is concentratit in the aurie surroondin Port Phillip, includin the caipital an lairgest ceety, Melbourne, which is Australie's seicont-lairgest ceety oweraw an aw.

Victoria
alt text for flag alt text for coat of arms
Flag Coat o airms
Slogan or elk-nameThe Garden State
The Place to Be
The Education State
Motto(s)Peace and Prosperity
Map o Australie wi Victoria hielichtit
Ither Australie states an territories
Caipital ceetyMelbourne
DemonymVictorian
GovrenmentConstitutional monarchy
 • GovrenorLinda Dessau
 • PremierDaniel Andrews (ALP)
Australie state 
 • Colony established1851
 • Responsible
   govrenment
1856
 • Federation1901
 • Australie Act3 Mairch 1986
Aurie 
 • Total237,639 km² (6t)
91,753 sq mi
 • Laund227,420 km²
87,807 sq mi
 • Watter10,213 km² (4.3%)
3,943 sq mi
Population
(Mairch 2016)[1]
 
 • Population6,039,100 (2nt)
 • Densitie26.55/km² (2nt)
68.8 /sq mi
Elevation 
 • Heichest pointMount Bogong
1,986 m (6,516 ft)
Gross state product
(2014–15)
 
 • Product ($m)$370,504[2] (2nt)
 • Product per caipita$54,774 (6t)
Time zone(s)UTC+10 (AEST)
UTC+11 (AEDT)
Federal representation 
 • Hoose seats37/150
 • Senate seats12/76
Abbreviations 
 • PostalVIC
 • ISO 3166-2AU-VIC
Emblems 
 • FloralPink heath[3]
 • AinimalLeadbeater's possum
 • BirdHelmetit honeyeater
 • FishWeedy seadragon
 • Mineral or gemstaneGowd[4]
 • ColoursNavy blue an siller[5]
Wabsteidwww.vic.gov.au

NotesEedit

  1. Due tae a previous surveyin error, Victoria an Tasmanie share a laund border on Boundary Islet. At 85 metre (93 yd) in length, the border is the smawest atween ony Australie state or territory.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "3101.0 – Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2016". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  2. 5220.0 – Australian National Accounts: State Accounts, 2010–11.
  3. "Floral Emblem of Victoria". www.anbg.gov.auhi. Retrieved 26 Mairch 2008.
  4. "Victorian Symbols and Emblems". Department of premier and cabinet. Archived frae the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 11 Mey 2013.
  5. "Victoria". Parliament@Work. Retrieved 22 Januar 2013.

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