Adelaide 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.
STATE POP: 1.677 MILLION
STATE AREA: 984,377 km²
GPS: 30.0002° S, 136.2092° E
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South Australia is a state defined by extreme wilderness. It's home to the 100km-long Bunda Cliffs facing the Great Australian Bight, the empty expanse of the arid Nullarbor Plain and the red dunes of the Simpson Desert.
Its capital, Adelaide, nicknamed “City of Churches” and known for its rich culture, is neighboured by Barossa Valley vineyards and sheltered beaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
The city's Adelaide Festival is a bi-annual international arts gathering with spin-offs including fringe and film events.