Canberra is the Capitale of the Australia. Canberra is with the third between Sydney (300 km) and Melbourne (650 km), to 150 km of the coasts what makes of it the largest noncoastal city of Australia. It is a new city, built starting from 1913 to become the capital of Australia and thus to slice between the candidatures of Sydney and Melbourne. The federal government of Australia moved there in 1927. It is Walter Burley Griffin which drew from 1908 the plans of the city and its buildings. The city is very well designed, one finds there in particular many parks where the ministries are dispersed, for this reason the townsmen who go there are often disturbed and have evil to locate themselves in this " city-jardin". The city was drawn around an artificial lake, the Lac Burley Griffin, name of the architect originator of the city. The population of the agglomeration of Canberra is relatively modest for a capital, 333.000 inhabitants approximately. The agglomeration of Canberra is very wide (2397 km ²), it is composed schematically of an immense park of 40 km out of 60 in which are dispersed not less than 131 suburbs (district-districts) which lay out each one of a small shopping mall. These " suburbs" thus 131 small villages isolated the ones constitute from the others. Canberra is located at the north of the Territoire of the Australian capital ( Australian Capital Territory , shortened in ACT ) of a surface of 6366 km ². The essence of the population of the ACT is concentrated in Canberra. The name of origin of Canberra was Canberry or Canburry , which is derived from the word Aborigène " Kanbarra" meaning meeting place.
EconomyCanberra has an airport (code AITA: CBR, code ICAO: YSCB).
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