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Canberra Travel Guide, Australia

The country of Australia has around 8 capital cities and the city of Canberra is one of them. The Commonwealth of Australia has many capital territories and ACT (better known as Australian Capital Territory) is one of them. The city of Canberra is located somewhere in the northern side of Australian Capital Territory. The city of Canberra is situated around 650 kilometers from the city of Melbourne and around 280 kilometers from the city of Sydney.

The city of Canberra has many times been tagged as the bush capital due to the presence of multiple natural vegetations in and around the city. It was the year 1898 when garden city movement came into existence in United Kingdom. Under this movement newly formed cities were planned in a manner that they would reflect proper balance of industries, residences, and agriculture so as to preserve nature plus greenery in today’s fast modernizing planet. The city of Canberra was highly influenced by the garden city movement and this is the reason why so many natural vegetations are available in and around the city.

The annual average temperature for the city of Canberra is around 14 degree Celsius. The annual average maximum temperature for the city of Canberra is around 20 degree Celsius while the annual average minimum temperature for the city of Canberra is around 8 degree Celsius. The latitude of the city and the proximity with the nearby coast are the reasons why Canberra experiences four different kinds of climates. The city of Canberra experiences hot and dry summer season while the winters are cold with presence of heavy fog. Most of the regions in the city of Canberra experience rainfall regularly throughout the winter season. The highest temperature ever recorded in the city of Canberra was around 42.2 degree Celsius which was somewhere in Feb 1968. Similarly the lowest temperature ever recorded in the city of Canberra was -10 degree Celsius which was somewhere in the year 1971.

  As per the census of year 2006 the population for the city of Canberra was around 323000 inhabitants. As per the census of year 2001 around 2.1 percent of the total population for the city of Canberra was of local origin while around 22 percent were foreign born. Most of the foreign born locals of this city are from English Speaking countries like United Kingdom and New Zealand.
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