With a population of approximately 1.1 million people, Adelaide, as South Australia's Capital City, is the 5th largest in Australia. Named after the consort of King William IV, Queen Adelaide, the town was planned and built close to the River Torrens and made up a series of grids that included large public squares and were surrounded by parklands.
Adelaide itself is built of the plains that stretch inland from the coast of Gulf Saint Vincent and the foothills of Mount Lofty Ranges, some 20 kilometres away.
Adelaide main commerce is manufacturing, including the Holden Car Plant and numerous factories dedicated to the production of defense and medical tools/supplies. These include the Australian Submarine Corporation, who built the Collins Class for the Australian Navy, Tenix and RAAF Base Edinburgh.
The layout of the town, with its inner city parklands, is perfect for holding their numerous cultural events which has earned the State the name of 'Festival State'. To find out what's next on or to learn more about Adelaide we recommend this South Australian tourism website.
Queensland - the Sunshine State.
New South Wales - the First State.
Victoria - the Garden State.
Tasmania - the Apple Isle.
South Australia - the Festival State.
Western Australia - the Real Thing.
Northern Territory - Outback Australia.