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South Australia is nearly 1 million square kilometres in size, but is home to less than 10% of the continent’s entire population. Because it includes much of the arid inland area, there is less habitable space. Its capital city is Adelaide, and this is where most of the South Australians can be found living and working. The rest of the inhabitants are situated mainly in the lush green areas of the coast and the River Murray.

Adelaide is both beautiful and abundant in terms of resources. This has earned it its rating amongst the world’s best cities in which to live. With just over 1 million people, it is small enough to be conveniently compact and large enough to keep the family entertained and occupied. The beaches are gorgeous and stretch for kilometres. These create the ideal retreat for local families and tourists to enjoy the hot summer days and while away the hours.

The natural splendour in and around South Australia has ensured that it remains one of Australia’s most
Image of Southern Right Whale Bunda cliffs Nullarbor Plain South Australia
Southern Right Whale Bunda cliffs Nullarbor Plain South Australia
coveted destinations. The Outback continues to lure explorers and tourists from all over the world, enticing them with its stark beauty and the remains of ancient civilisations. These arid expanses are contrasted by the stretches of flourishing vineyards, which produce some of the best wines on the market today. In fact, over half of the wines produced on the entire continent come from South Australia. The Mount Lofty-Flinders Mountain Range stretches for 800km and is one of the most significant of the low mountain ranges. The Olympic Dam mine is noteworthy as it is the world’s largest uranium deposit, the fourth largest copper deposit and the fifth largest gold deposit.

In true Australian style, this state presents visitors with a mosaic of activities, people, customs, historical tales, fauna and flora. Not only does it represent one of the world’s most desirable places to live, but it is also one of the finest holiday destinations.

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