Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is Australia's fifth largest city and has a population of just over 1.1 million. Situated on the Adelaide Plains, north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, it is a coastal city located beside the Southern Ocean. Roughly a linear city, Adelaide is 20 kilometers from the coast to the foothills and stretches 90 kilometres from Gawler to the north and Sellicks Beach to the south. Add to Description →
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Adelaide's main economy is based around manufacturing, defence technology and research, commodity export and corresponding service industries. The main car manufacturing plants for this suburb are General Motors Holden and Mitsubishi, with almost half of all cars produced in Australia being made in Adelaide.
Known as the "City of Churches"?, Adelaide has long since attracted many people to its area, particularly German immigrants from overseas escaping religious persecution. Many other festivals and events attract thousands of tourists to this capital each year, both national and international alike. The Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide Film Festival and the Adelaide Festival of Ideas all are set against the beauty of the National Botanic Gardens, making them anticipated tourist attractions.
Adelaide is also home to many other things to see and do. The McLaren Vale Wine District, located between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Gulf of St Vincent, attract many tourists to taste their beautiful selection of wine. The Warrawong Sanctuary and Zoological Gardens are amazing parklands, rehabilitating animals and both within walking distance of Adelaide's city centre. The Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum also provide for those who live off Adelaide's fabulous cultural activities.
Adelaide has a mostly Mediterranean climate, with most rainfall occurring during the winter months. Rainfall is often unreliable, erratic and light during the summer months and so Adelaide is the driest of all of Australia's capital cities. Winter is usually cool and mild, accompanied by much more rainfall, with June being the wettest month of the year.