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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.

alt text for flag alt text for coat of arms
Flag Coat o airms
Slogan or elk-name The 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 ceety Melbourne
Demonym Victorian
Govrenment Constitutional monarchy
 • Govrenor Linda Dessau
 • Premier Daniel Andrews (ALP)
Australie state  
 • Colony established 1851
 • Responsible
 • Federation 1901
 • Australie Act 3 Mairch 1986
 • Total 237,639 km² (6t)
91,753 sq mi
 • Laund 227,420 km²
87,807 sq mi
 • Watter 10,213 km² (4.3%)
3,943 sq mi
(Mairch 2016)[1]
 • Population 6,039,100 (2nt)
 • Densitie 26.55/km² (2nt)
68.8 /sq mi
 • Heichest point Mount Bogong
1,986 m (6,516 ft)
Gross state product
 • Product ($m) $370,504[2] (2nt)
 • Product per caipita $54,774 (6t)
Time zone(s) UTC+10 (AEST)
Federal representation  
 • Hoose seats 37/150
 • Senate seats 12/76
 • Postal VIC
 • ISO 3166-2 AU-VIC
 • Floral Pink heath[3]
 • Ainimal Leadbeater's possum
 • Bird Helmetit honeyeater
 • Fish Weedy seadragon
 • Mineral or gemstane Gowd[4]
 • Colours Navy blue an siller[5]


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


  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". Retrieved 26 March 2008. 
  4. "Victorian Symbols and Emblems". Department of premier and cabinet. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  5. "Victoria". Parliament@Work. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 

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