10 Interesting Facts about Canberra

Have you heard  10 interesting Facts about Canberra?Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of 410,301, it is Australia’s largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory, 280 km (170 mi) south-west of Sydney, and 660 km (410 mi) north-east of Melbourne. A resident of Canberra is known as a Canberran

Facts about Canberra 1:Etymology

The word “Canberra” is popularly claimed to derive from the word Kambera or Canberry, which is claimed to mean “meeting place” in Ngunnawal, one of the Indigenous languages spoken in the district by Aboriginal Australians.


Facts about Canberra 2:History



Before white settlement, the area in which Canberra would eventually be constructed was seasonally inhabited by Indigenous Australians. Anthropologist Norman Tindale suggested the principal group occupying the region were the Ngunnawal people, while the Ngarigo lived immediately to the south of the ACT, the Wandandian to the east, the Walgulu also to the south, Gandangara people to the north, and Wiradjuri to the north-west

Facts about Canberra 3:Geography

Canberra covers an area of 814.2 square kilometres (314.4 sq mi) and is located near the Brindabella Ranges, approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) inland from Australia’s east coast.

Facts about Canberra 4: Duffy, Dunlop, and Page Streets


the streets of Duffy are named after Australian dams and reservoirs,the streets of Dunlop are named after Australian inventions, inventors and artists and the streets of Page are named after biologists and naturalists.

Facts about Canberra 5:Economy

In May 2012, the unemployment rate in Canberra was 3.4% which was lower than the national unemployment rate of 5.1%.[158] As a result of low unemployment and substantial levels of public sector and commercial employment, Canberra has the highest average level of disposable income of any Australian capital city

Facts about Canberra 6: Telstra Tower

               Telstra Tower


Telstra Tower rises 195 metres above the summit of Black Mountain and provides unsurpassed 360-degree views of Canberra and surrounds.Situated in a beautiful nature reserve, the Tower is a futuristic landmark that plays a vital role in Australia’s
telecommunication network

Facts about Canberra 7: Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. The plants are displayed for the enjoyment and education of visitors and are used for research into plant classification and biology

Facts about Canberra 8: Questacon

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre and its programes are administered within the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.At Questacon, we strive to promote greater understanding and awareness of science and technology within the community. We’re committed to making that experience fun, interactive, and relevant.

Facts about Canberra 9:Stonefest

Stone Day is the anniversary of the dedication of the University’s foundation stone by Prime Minister Gorton on the 28th of October 1968. The Stone can be found near the Student Centre in Building 1. The unveiling ceremony was notable because a mischievous student claiming to be the Stone Fairy hid underneath the cloth.


Facts about Canberra 10:The Royal Canberra Show

The Royal Canberra Show


The Royal Canberra Show is an agricultural show that has been staged annually in Canberra since 1927 by the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society. The show has agriculture at its core, but it has expanded with the addition of rides, competitions and educational facilities. It is said that this is where “city meets country” and “country meets city”.

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