Adelaide

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Adelaide
South Australia
Adelaide DougBarber.jpg
Looking south-east over Adelaide city centre circa 2005
Adelaide is located in Australia
Adelaide
Population: 1,203,873 (2010) [1] (5th)
Density: 659/km² (1,706.8/sq mi) (2006)[2]
Established: 28 December 1836
Coordinates: Coordinates: 34°55′44″S 138°36′04″E / 34.929°S 138.601°E / -34.929; 138.601
Area: 1826.9 km² (705.4 sq mi)
Time zone:

 • Summer (DST)

ACST (UTC+9:30)

ACDT (UTC+10:30)

Location:
LGA: 18
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Annual Rainfall
22.1 °C
72 °F
12.1 °C
54 °F
545.3 mm
21.5 in

Adelaide is a city in Australia. It is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and it has an approximate population of 1.2 million people.

It is the fifth biggest city in Australia, behind Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Adelaide was founded in 1836 by Colonel William Light, who named it after Queen Adelaide.

Adelaide is near the Southern Ocean and is north of the Fleurieu Peninsula. It has a river going through it called the River Torrens. Many festivals are held there. Adelaide has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate. Grapes for wine production are grown in the Barossa Valley about 50 kilometres (30 miles) northeast of Adelaide.

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