Welcome to the Western Australia area of the Australian Towns and Cities section. Please choose a region of Western Australia to explore by choosing from a list of towns and cities from further down the page.
Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bordered by the Northern Territory to the northeast and South Australia to the southeast. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2 529 875 square kilometres.
The first European settlement of Western Australia occurred following the landing by Major Edmund Lockyer on 26 December 1826 of an expedition on behalf of the New South Wales colonial government. He established a convict-supported military garrison at King George III Sound, at present-day Albany, and on 21 January 1827 formally took possession of the western third of the continent for the British Crown. This was followed by the establishment of the Swan River Colony in 1829, including the site of the present-day capital, Perth.
Western Australia's economy mainly relies on mining, agriculture and tourism. The state produces nealry half of Australia's exports.
Population: 2 595 900 1
|Photos: (Top) Busselton Jetty (Image © 2016 Paul Rands), (Second) Nature's Window, Kalbarri National Park (Image © 2016 Paul Rands) & (Bottom) Perth CBD from Kings Park (Image © 2009 Paul Rands)|
Capital City: Perth
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1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Demographic Statistics, Jun 2018
Last updated: 22-Aug-2020 2:02
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