Australian Capital Territory

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Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (Commonwealth Territory) District within New South Wales but administratively independent of it. It contains the Australian capital, Canberra. The area was first settled in 1824 and was set aside as the capital territory in 1908. In 1915 an additional 72sq km (28sq mi) were added, making a total of 2432sq km (939sq mi). Pop. (2000 est.) 312,400.

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