Darwin, Northern Territory

capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia, and the surrounding area

Darwin (Laragia: Garramilla) is the territorial capital of the Northern Territory in Australia. The city has about 147,000 people living there.[8] The city is named after Charles Darwin.[9] A member of the crew of the ship that started a port there in 1839 named it Port Darwin in honour of Darwin, who had sailed on that same ship earlier.[10]

Northern Territory
The Darwin skyline seen from Bayview in 2015
Coat of arms
Darwin is located in Australia
Location in Australia
Coordinates12°26′17″S 130°50′28″E / 12.43806°S 130.84111°E / -12.43806; 130.84111
Population139,902 (2021)[1] (17th)
 • Density44.2196/km2 (114.528/sq mi)
Area3,163.8 km2 (1,221.6 sq mi)[2] (2011 urban)
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
LGA(s)Darwin, Palmerston, Litchfield
CountyPalmerston County
Territory electorate(s)Port Darwin (and 14 others)
Federal division(s)Solomon, Lingiari
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
32.2 °C
90 °F
23.4 °C
74 °F
1,811.7 mm
71.3 in

Most of Darwin has been built since 1974, when Cyclone Tracy ripped through and destroyed the city. Since then, the city has recovered. It is a very important port, because it is on the coast closest to Indonesia and the rest of Asia. Darwin also has a large military base.

Darwin also has many Indigenous Australians living in the city, about 9.7% of the people.[8] This is more than any other state capital in Australia.

References change

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Greater Darwin". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 April 2023.  
  2. "2011 Census Community Profiles: Greater Darwin". ABS Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  3. "Great Circle Distance between Darwin and Adelaide". Geoscience Australia. March 2004.
  4. "Great Circle Distance between DARWIN and PERTH". Geoscience Australia. March 2004.
  5. "Great Circle Distance between Darwin and Brisbane". Geoscience Australia. March 2004.
  6. "Great Circle Distance between Canberra and Darwin". Geoscience Australia. March 2004.
  7. "Great Circle Distance between Carins and Darwin". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Darwin (Statistical Division)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  9. "Darwin Tourism Guide and Travel Deals". Discover Australia. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  10. "Darwin". Burarra Gathering. 21 June 2006. Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2010.

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