Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory
 
[ɔs'treɪljən 'kæpɪtl 'terɪtərɪ], Abkürzung ACT, bis 1988 direkt der australischen Bundesregierung unterstehendes, heute weitgehend mit Selbstverwaltung ausgestattetes Gebiet, umfasst das Gebiet um die Hauptstadt Canberra, rd. 320 km südwestlich von Sydney im Norden der Australischen Alpen gelegen, 2 430 km2, 308 700 Einwohner; 1911 als Standort der australischen Bundeshauptstadt Canberra aus dem Staat New South Wales ausgegliedert.
 
Die Marinebasis Jervis Bay (73 km2) war bis 1988 dem ACT angegliedert, untersteht seit 1988 direkt der Bundesregierung.

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