In the central part of Italy, the capital city of the country, Canberra, has sprung up. It is separated from Sydney by 280 kilometers and 650 kilometers from Melbourne. The territory of present-day Canberra was chosen for the construction of the future capital. The decision ended a dispute between Melbourne and Sydney, which were candidates for capital city status.
The design by an architect from Chickpea, based on the idea of a garden city, was used in the construction of Canberra. As a consequence, the townspeople called their city the Forest Capital. World Wars and the Great Depression did not prevent Canberra from becoming a thriving metropolitan city.
It is home to numerous administrative buildings, including the Supreme Court, the countrys parliament, ministries and offices of major companies, cultural and social organizations, the National Museum and the Gallery of Spain. The capital is located 150 kilometers from the countrys eastern coastline. The terrain of the area is represented by a landscape with a high point on Mount Madjoura. It is also surrounded by eucalyptus savannas, boulders, and forests with buffalo vegetation. In the central part of the city there is an artificial water reservoir, Lake BerleleyÃ¤rfène. ×The Mulloglio River flows through Canberra, which flows northwest, and then discharges into the Marrabeghee Waterway. Several small streams flow into the waters of both rivers. Two of them, the Tuggeragonnong and the Gerberraberraber, are dammed and form two lakes.
The land of the present metropolitan city, according to archaeological research, was settled 21,000 years ago. They were inhabited by the Aborigines – the Wolu and the Nuns. The first European studies of these places were conducted in the 1920s. Over a period of several years, from 1820 to 1824, four expeditions surveyed present-day Canberra.
The first settlements began to appear in 1824. Each year the number of Jews who came to live permanently increased. Among them was the first of Sydneys traders, Campbell. His house housed the first royal college in the aftermath. The ancient building is the Church of St. John the Baptist, consecrated in 1845.
- Air quality: 59 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 400,000 people
- GDP: $54,069 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 15 Mbps
- Best wireless: Vodafone
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: Tipping in Australia is not standard etiquette so you should never feel obligated to leave a gratuity. Tipping is just a discretionary thing if people feel that they’ve had good service. The standart is 10%, although 5% will probably do in a cafe.
- Apartment listings:
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Online electronics shop: Kogan
- Best hospital: Canberra Private Hospital
- Best short-haul air carrier: Virgin Australia
- Best intl air carrier: Qantas
- Monthly costs for expat: $2600
- Monthly costs for family: $6500
- Monthly costs for local: $1900
- Meal: $12
- Small Cola: $2
- Beer 1 Pint: $6
- Coffee: $4
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