South Australia

POP: 1,767,000 people

AREA: 983,482 km²

GPS: 34.9285° S, 138.6007° E (Capital of Adelaide)

CUR: Australian Dollar

South Australia is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres, it is the fourth-largest of Australia's states and territories by area, and fifth largest by population.

Adelaide (pop 1.3m) is South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. Its ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to renowned museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, displaying expansive collections including noted Indigenous art, and the South Australian Museum, devoted to natural history. The city's Adelaide Festival is an annual international arts gathering with spin-offs including fringe and film events.  With the beaches on the west, the suburbs spread north and south moreso along the coast as there are hills to the east (geographically much like Perth).