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Aerial view of Adelaide city centre in 2005
Australian Place
StateSouth Australia
Population1,203,873 (2010) (5th)
Density659 /km2 1706.8 /sq mi
Established28 December 1836
Area1826.9 km2 705.2 sq mi
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
- Summer (DST)ACDT (UTC+10:30)

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Adelaide (c-eniconˈædəleɪd) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth-largest city in Australia. Adelaide has an estimated population of more than 1.28 million. The adjectival form "Adelaidean" is used in reference to the city and its residents.

Adelaide is a coastal city situated on the eastern shores of Gulf St Vincent, on the Adelaide Plains, north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, between Gulf St Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges. The suburbs reach roughly 20 km (12.4 mi) from the coast to the foothills but sprawl 100 km (62.1 mi) from Gawler at its northern extent to Sellicks Beach in the south.

Named in honour of Queen Adelaide, the German-born consort of King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for a freely settled British province in Australia. Colonel William Light, one of Adelaide's founding fathers, designed the city and chose its location close to the River Torrens in the area originally inhabited by the Kaurna people. Light's design set out Adelaide in a grid layout, interspaced by wide boulevards and large public squares, and entirely surrounded by parkland. Early Adelaide was shaped by religious freedom and a commitment to political progressivism and civil liberties, which led to the moniker "City of Churches".

As South Australia's seat of government and commercial centre, Adelaide is the site of many governmental and financial institutions. Most of these are concentrated in the city centre along the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, King William Street and in various districts of the metropolitan area. Today, Adelaide is noted for its many festivals and sporting events, its food, wine and culture, its long beachfronts, and its large defence and manufacturing sectors. It ranks highly in terms of liveability, being listed in the Top 10 of The Economist's World's Most Liveable Cities index in 2010 and being ranked the most liveable city in Australia by the Property Council of Australia in 2011.

Adelaide Video

Alexia and Adelaide at the Wad Ferda Pool at Talembote, Morocco Extract from 20 minute video
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This 3 minute excerpt was made in 2007 by: Choreographer: Amanda Phillips Composer: Alexander Mitchell Visuals: Damian West Dancer: Gala Moody Dancer: Lisa Griffiths Supported by: Adelaide City Council In partnership with: eResearch SA (eRSA)
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Official Christina Aguilera's Live From Down Under DVD shot in Sydney/Adelaide RCA Records Label Song: Nasty Naughty Boy Christina Aguilera's breathlessly energetic, senses-frazzling live spectacular of a concert brought the house down in Sydney/Adelaide, Australia; and the cameras were there to capture it all in both cities for the release of her Back To Basics - Live Down Under concert DVD.
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This is Chook, our male Superb Lyrebird at Adelaide Zoo. We've had a lot of construction going on lately and Chook has picked up many of the sounds. You can find out more information on Chook and download free Chook ringtones here: . We think we can hear the following sounds: 1. Hammer 2. Chainsaw 3. Jack hammer 4. Lawn mower hitting sticks 5. Leaf blower starting 6. Power drill 7. Wood saw 8. Human voices 9. Two-way radio 10.Worker whistling He makes lots of different bird calls as well. What can you hear?
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See Adelaide United players Nathan Burns, Bruce Djite, Shaun Ontong and Travis Dodd try to emulate Waune Rooney in aiming to hit the target that has been drawn on the camera themselves. Does it prove to be as easy as it looks?
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Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is almost always caused by previous exposure to asbestos. On an unrelated note, this cute lil' baby makes some funny faces when my son, Charlie, feeds her lemons and gummy bears. Thanks, Adelaide and mom, Carrie.
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O melhor de Adelaide Ferreira Papel Principal
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Please click here Watch CCTV vision of Adelaide Comics Centre owner Michael Baulderstone catch an alleged shoplifter while dressed as Spiderman. I found the facebook page about this incident... Don't forget to join.... :-) *Courtesy of Herald Sun. Visit Herald Sun's Website For More Headlines. Read Full Coverage of The News on Honors: #17 - Most Discussed (Today)) - Australia #1 - Most Discussed (Today)) - People & Blogs - Australia #100 - Most Discussed (Today)) - People & Blogs - Global #1 - Most Viewed (Today)) - Australia #65 - Most Viewed (Today)) - Canada #19 - Most Viewed (Today)) #46 - Most Viewed (Today)) - Ireland #28 - Most Viewed (Today)) - New Zealand #5 - Most Viewed (Today)) - Israel #9 - Most Viewed (Today)) - Global #89 - Most Viewed (Today)) - Spain #54 - Most Viewed (Today)) - France #79 - Most Viewed (Today)) - Italy #2 - Most Viewed (Today)) - South Korea #56 - Most Viewed (Today)) - Netherlands #1 - Most Viewed (Today)) - Brazil #3 -Most Viewed (Today)) - People & Blogs - Australia #7 - Most Viewed (Today)) - People & Blogs - Canada #2 - Most Viewed (Today)) - People & Blogs #2 - Most Viewed (Today)) - People & Blogs - Ireland #60 - Most Viewed (Today)) - People & Blogs - India #3 - Most Viewed (Today)) - People & Blogs - New Zealand #1 - Most Viewed (Today)) - People & Blogs - Israel #2 - Most Viewed (Today)) - People & Blogs - Global #6 - Most Viewed (Today)) - People & Blogs <b>...</b>
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Channel 7's news story on project chanology. Epic win. lol cyberterrorists. *rolleyes* and Ha! @ religious bigots. More video from this particular protest will be coming this week. check out the remixes.
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Amazing Adelaide do i have to say more? pls also watch this vid:
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Suns stun Power in historic first win - Courier Mail Tweet this news
Courier Mail--GOLD Coast stunned Port -Adelaide- and much of the AFL with its landmark first victory, mowing down the Power to win by three points at AAMI Stadium yesterday afternoon. The Suns erupted as their team song was played for the first time as re - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:12:55 GMT+00:00
Character pleases Ratten - Tweet this news relieved Carlton coach Brett Ratten has praised the character of his side to come from behind after being headed mid-way through the final term of Saturday night's match against -Adelaide- at Etihad Stadium. The Blues, who managed j - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 22:17:32 GMT+00:00
Gold-Hearted Dames and Benign Crooks - New York Times Tweet this news
New York Times--When Andréa Burns struts across the stage as the nightclub chanteuse Miss -Adelaide- in “Guys and Dolls,” now playing in Northport, it's like trumpets blaring. And when the veteran actor Ken Jennings, as Arvide Abernathy, ... - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:38:01 GMT+00:00
Craig excited by future - Tweet this news coach Neil Craig believes the Crows should be judged harshly for their 1-3 start to the season coming off Saturday night's six-point loss to Carlton at Etihad Stadium. But Craig remains positive about the bigger picture for - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:28:47 GMT+00:00
Carlton v Adelaide - The Age Tweet this news
The Age--Punters who bet against raging favourites -Adelaide- last week did the same, and profited. This list of Crows represents a talented, but distinctly inexperienced group, and the Crows are literally not the same team which won its first game of the - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 05:48:17 GMT+00:00
Child porn is sick, Premier says - Adelaide Now Tweet this news
Adelaide Now--SA Premier Mike Rann with Deputy Chief of Staff Jill Bottrall arrives at -Adelaide- Airport earlier in the week. Source: AdelaideNow ANYONE guilty of being involved in child porn does not deserve to be in Parliament, the Premier says. ... - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 15:02:46 GMT+00:00
Scientists Discover How Peppermint Soothes Gastric Pain - BusinessWeek Tweet this news
BusinessWeek--Researchers from the University of -Adelaide- in Australia report that peppermint activates an "anti-pain" channel in the colon. This contributes to relief of pain from inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. " - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:33:55 GMT+00:00
Maid earns Adelaide trip - Ninemsn Tweet this news
Ninemsn--Promising filly Manhattan Maid has earned an interstate stakes assignment after scoring a stylish win at Caulfield. The Choisir two-year-old maintained a perfect family record when she became the fourth winner from as many foals from her dam Take - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 05:28:42 GMT+00:00
Chris parties big, leaves a small tip - Adelaide Now Tweet this news
Adelaide Now--Chris Brown and his entourage partied in -Adelaide- after his Entertainment Centre concert. Source: Supplied NO ONE knows how to party like US R'n'B sensation Chris Brown. The sometimes controversial 21-year-old took his smooth mov - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 14:13:33 GMT+00:00
24th Australian Sikh Games begins in Adelaide - Tweet this news, Apr 22: The Premier of South Australia, Mike Rann, declared open the 24th Australian Sikh Games here on Friday. The President of the Sikh Games Association, Mohanvir Singh, welcomed the chief guest and other dignitaries includi - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 09:49:55 GMT+00:00

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South Australia

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RegionsAdelaide Hills * Barossa Valley * Clare Valley * Eyre Peninsula * Far North * Fleurieu Peninsula * Flinders Ranges * Limestone Coast * Mid North * Nullarbor Plain * Riverland * Yorke Peninsula
CitiesAdelaide * Port Augusta * Mount Gambier * Murray Bridge * Port Lincoln * Port Pirie * Victor Harbor * Whyalla

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South AustraliaAdelaide * Mount Gambier * Murray Bridge * Port Augusta * Port Lincoln * Port Pirie * Victor Harbor * Whyalla
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