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Canberra short guide
Canberra, which is the 7th largest city in Australia (320,000 pop.), Is also the nation’s capital. It is located near the southeast coast of the Australian Capital Territory – quite midway between the major cities of Sydney and Melbourne.
Canberra is a relatively young, planned city. It was through a government decision in 1908 and construction began in 1913. In 1927, moved both the government and parliament here. In the planning phase it was decided – inspired by “The Garden City Movement” that the new capital would be a “green” city. Therefore there are very many parks and other green areas in Canberra.
Many of Australia’s national cultural institutions located in the capital – including National Museum, National Archive, National Gallery, National Library, War Memorial Museum Australian War Memorial and the Academy of Sciences Australian Academy of Science.
Otherwise, Canberra known as a center for music and theater – and many major cultural events take place here – eg. the yearly Celebrate Canberra Festival.
The airport Canberra International Airport is 8.5 km east of downtown.