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Australia's States

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Australia's States

Australia is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the large island continent of Australia, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Australia has six states, each of which has their own democratic parliament -- New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia.  Australia also has two major mainland territories -- the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory (which contains Australia's capital city of Canberra).

 

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