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Canberra is the capital city of Australia. Canberra is also known as "Canberrans" and the residents are called Kambera or Canberry meaning a "meeting place" in the old Ngunnawal language of the local Ngabri people. It is the 8th largest island and preplanned city in Australia. As Canberra is an intentional city, it has been aimed to provide locals with easy entree to schools, shopping, national attractions and recreational facilities. Its borders shared to the south-west of Sydney and north-east of Melbourne. It is situated in the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory. It has 350,000 populations in 2011 estimation and the city total area is 314.4 sq mi. Canberra was declared as a capital city of Australia in January 1st 1911. Canberra is home to many social and cultural institutions of national implication. There are celebrated on the second Monday in March in integrity of the Capital?s establishment in Canberra it is a public holiday. Canberra is home to Government House, Parliament House, Old Parliament House, The National Gallery of Australia and The Australian National Botanic Gardens. In addition to offering a full range of culture and history the city also offers a lively entertainment scene, with its theatres and cinemas. Canberra has historic townships, natural wonders, stunning shorelines and the famous Snowy Mountains. There are many huge hills in the environs of the city they are Mount Taylor, Mount Ainslie, Mount Mugga and Black Mountain. The city environs Lake Burley Griffin, an attractive but artificial lake. The city is to the North of the lake, with the main road running concluded it being Northbourne Avenue. There are federal government underwrites the largest percentage of Gross State Product and is the major single employer in Canberra.
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Canberra Recreation Culture and Attractions
Canberra culture is relative to the Australia. Canberra have so many national monuments like as the National Archives, the Australian War Memorial, the Australian Academy of Science, the National Museum, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Library. Canberra has Commonwealth government buildings and opened on the public like as the Royal Australian Mint, the High Court and the parliament House. Canberra keeps up sister-city relationships with Japan and Beijing, China, Nara. Canberra maintains friendship-city relationships with China, East Timor and Hangzhou, Dili. Canberra has great feature is beautiful architecture. In Canberra city the Canberra Museum and Gallery contains the local history and art. Parliament House was built into the peak of Capital Hill. National Gallery of Australia is the first modern art in the southern hemisphere. Canberra Railway Museum placed at the Geijera Place, at the end of Cunningham St, in Kingston. National Portrait Gallery is opened in 1994 and located in Old Parliament House. Questacon is the National Science and Technology Centre. National Film and Sound Archives is opened in 1890s. Australian War Memorial has the documenting Australia's military history. Most popular culture events are the Royal Canberra Show, the Summernats car festival, the National Folk Festival, the Canberra Multicultural Festival and the Celebrate Canberra festival in conjunction with Canberra Day. Canberra has so many sports. Canberra Stadium is famous for rugby and is large stadium in Canberra, which was hold soccer for the 2000 Summer Olympics and rugby in 2003 World Cup. Canberra people play so many games they are women's basketball, women's association football, hockey, netball, ice hockey, cricket and baseball. In the Canberra suburb of Bruce has the Australian Institute of Sport, which is specialized educational and training institution.

Canberra Demographics
Canberra total population - 358,000

Canberra Education
Canberra is a capital of educational institutions in Australian Capital Territory. The Australian Capital Territory education system is divided into Pre-school, Primary School (K-6), High School (7-10) and College (11-12). In Canberra has mainly two institutes they are Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Canberra (UC) in Bruce. The two institutes were established in 1946. Canberra has the highest school holding rate in Australia, mainly due to colleges present a deep range of academic and vocational courses. The Australian National University is focused on strong research leading universities in the Australia and best in the world. Canberra has two religious universities, Australian Catholic University and Charles Sturt University. The Royal Military College, Duntroon and Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) trains military postgraduates and undergraduates and campus of the University of New South Wales. In Canberra have approximately 139 public and non-governmental schools.

Canberra History
Canberra's first colonizers are Europeans thought to have been Joshua John Moore in early 1820. In April 1881 Charles Throsby exposed the Murrumbidgee River near Pine Island in Tuggeranong. In 1828 the 'Terror of Argyle', the bushranger John Tennant, was seized by James Ainslie and two others close the Murrumbidgee River in Tuggeranong. Tennant had been an offender allocated to Moore at Canberry. Mt Tennant, behind Tharwa, is named after him. Cotter existed in the Cotter River valley, which is named after him, for five years with the help of friendly Aborigines before ultimately being temporarily absolved and moving to Michelago. This history drawn back to the time when Australia was complete an alliance, and there was a struggle among Sydney and Melbourne to become the capital of the new federation. Later an extensive consideration, the present site, about 300 kilometers south-west of Sydney on the slopes of the Australian Alps, was selected in 1908 as a significance of a survey assumed by Government Surveyor Charles Scrivener. On 12 March 1913 Canberra's establishment formality was held on Capitol Hill. Governor-General Lord Denman, Prime Minister Andrew Fisher, and Minister for Home Affairs King O'Malley laid the substance stones for a 'Commencement Column' and Lady Denman proclaimed the name selected for the city. In February 1954 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first governing monarch to visit Australia. As well as inaugural Parliament she reveals the Australian-American Memorial at Russell. Her visit highlighted the official role of Canberra as the national capital. The Federal Capital Advisory Committee directed the edifice of Canberra, which developed slowly. Though Canberra rose above its consciences and went on to become one of the most successful and advanced capital cities of the world.

Canberra Tourism
Canberra has variety of tourist attractions, libraries, museums, beautiful landscapes, national monuments and institutions. The most visiting places are the National Portrait Gallery, the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian War Memorial, the National Archives, National Museum and the National Gallery of Australia. In Canberra have Commonwealth government buildings that are Royal Australian Mint, the High Court and Parliament House. The University of Canberra conducted famous two-day music festival at Canberra.

Canberra Transportation
Canberra main transportation is based on public buses, auto mobiles, trains and flights. In Canberra the auto mobiles are dominated from transportation. Canberra's districts are connected through parkways limited access dual carriageway roads. Maintain speed limits maximum of 100 km/h. The government-regulated bus service implements public transport throughout the Canberra. Based on the 2006 census 7.4% walking or cycling to work and 7.7% of the journeys to work involved a bus. The railway system connects an interstate Country Link with Canberra to Sydney. The Train system is provided Melbourne by way of a Country Link. The bus service connects between rail service between Sydney and Melbourne in Yass. Canberra to Sydney on the Federal Highway the National Highway 23, it connects Hume Highway the National Highway 31 near Goulburn. Canberra to Melbourne on the Barton Highway the National Highway 25, it joins Hume Highway at Yass. Canberra to Monaro Highway the National Highway 23 ski fields of the Snowy Mountains and the Kosciuszko National Park. Canberra has International airport implants direct domestic services to Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne with connections to other domestic centers. There also have daily flights to Albury and Newcastle in New South Wales.

Canberra Universities
University of Canberra, Bruce, Canberra, ACT, Australia - 12,000 Students
Charles Sturt University, New South Wales and Victoria, Australia - 36,000 Students
Australian National University, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia - 13,000 Students

Canberra Tourist Attractions
Parliament House
Old Parliament House
National Museum of Australia
National Gallery of Australia
High Court of Australia
Australian War Memorial
Australian Institute of Sport
Lake cruises - daily sightseeing cruises
Hot air ballooning - Canberra is one of Australia's best venues for ballooning
The National Aquarium and Wildlife Sanctuary
Tidbinbilla Deep Space Tracking Station
The National Dinosaur Museum.
Cockington Green - miniature English Village
Australian Botanic Gardens
National Library of Australia
Royal Australian Mint
Australian Archives
Screen Sound Australia - Film and Recording Archives
Corin forest flying fox and bob sled ride
The diplomatic area of Yarralumla - home of most embassies and unique architecture

Canberra Parks
Aranda Bushland
Bruce Ridge
Crace Grassland Reserve
Farrer Ridge
Gossan Hill
Isaacs Ridge Reserve
McQuoids Hill
Mount Majura
Mount Painter Reserve
Mount Taylor
Mulligans Flat Reserve
Oakey Hill Reserve
Red Hill
The Pinnacle Reserve Urambi Hills
Black Mountain
Cooleman Ridge
Dunlop Grassland Reserve
Gungaderra Grassland Reserve
Jerrabomberra Wetland Reserve
Mount Ainslie
Mount Mugga Mugga
Mount Pleasant
Mulanggari Grassland Reserve
O'Connor Ridge
Percival Hill Reserve
Rob Roy
Tuggeranong Hill
Wannissa Hills

Canberra Museums
National Dinosaur Museum
Canberra Railway Museum
National Museum of Australia
Canberra Museum & Gallery
Canberra Bicycle Museum
Museum of Australian Democracy
National Archives of Australia
St John's Schoolhouse Museum
Australian War Memorial
Canberra Museum & Gallery
National Dinosaur Museum

Canberra Religious
Canberra Christian population is 60%
Canberra non-Christian population is 6%
Canberra no religion population is 20%

Canberra Government
The Australian Capital Territory Assembly accomplishes the roles of both a city council and territory government. The Australian Capital Territory Assembly consists of 17 members. The 17 members elected from three districts, they are Brindabella, Molonglo and Ginninderra. The Chief Minister is elected by the Members of the Legislative Assembly and selects associates to serve as ministers. In 2004 Australian Labor Party was elected. In 1949 the first federal parliamentary representation was given by The Australian Capital Territory Assembly . Both House of Representatives seats have been occupied by Labor. The Liberal Party of Australia and ALP the have always occupied one Senate seat each. The National Capital Authority that is reliable for planning and development in areas of Canberra, which is considered to be of national importance to Griffin's plan for the city, like as Lake Burley Griffin, processional roads, Parliamentary Triangle, Commonwealth retains occupancy of the land or potential hills and ridge-lines. The Australian Federal Police renders all of the constabulary services in the territory in a manner similar to state police forces. Canberra also has Parliament House, the High Court of Australia and government departments and agencies.

Canberra Economy
The Canberra city is the economy in the Australian capital city. The economy based on the land supply and inflationary clauses in the ACT Residential Tenancies Act. The city main income is industry is government administration and defense. Nearer to Canberra established number of Australian Defense Force headquarters and HMAS Harman, which is a tri-service, multi-user depot. The former RAAF Fairbairn, nearer to the Canberra International Airport was sold to the operators of the Airport. Software vendors growing in the Canberra, to capitalize on the concentration of government customers; these include Tower Software and RuleBurst. Many Canberra people are employed by government departments, like as Australian Treasury. The private and government investors are making Canberra a leading centre of such activity in the Asia-Pacific region and making plans for a billion-dollar data hub.

Canberra Geography
The city of Canberra is a largest inland city in the Australia's. Canberra area is 314.3 sq. mi is placed near the Brindabella Ranges inland from Australia's east coast. The highest point is Mount Majura 888 meters. The large hills are Mount Mugga, Mount Taylor, Black Mountain and Mount Ainslie. The native forest in the Canberra region was eucalypt species and furnishes for fuel and domestic purposes. The Canberra Geography is divided halfway by the Molonglo River that has a dam constructed on it so that the body of water in the centre of the city Lake Burley Griffin could be formed. The city of Canberra straddle the Tuggeranong plain, Molonglo plain, the Limestone plain, and the Ginninderra plain. The Molonglo River has been dammed to form the national capital's iconic feature Lake Burley Griffin. The Molonglo then flood into the Murrumbidgee north-west of Canberra, which in turn river north-west toward the New South Wales town of Yass. The Queanbeyan River joins the Molonglo River at Oaks Estate. Canberra has a generally dry mild climate, flat summers and icy winters. Snow is very few; however fog and overnight frosts are common. Rainy season is between October and April. Canberra is less wet than the nearby coastal areas.

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4/3/2012 jamieWrite Comment
movie theaters in Canberra
There are a number of movie theaters in Canberra, including Hoyts Cinema, Limelight Cinemas Tuggeranong, Dendy Cinemas Canberra Centre, National Film and Sound Archives and more. All of these theaters show typical Hollywood films.
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