Frequently asked questions about Canberra, ACT

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Where is Canberra?

Canberra is in the the north of of the Australian Capital Territory which is in the east of Australia.

What is the latitude and longitude of Canberra?

Canberra is at a latitude of -35.27603 decimal degrees and a longitude of 149.13435 decimal degrees (GDA94 datum, which is for many practical purposes equivalent to WGS84). Latitude and longitude coordinates may be represented in a variety of different numeric formats:

FormatLatitudeLongitude
Decimal-35.27603149.13435
D MM' SS"35 16' 34" S149 08' 04" E
D MM.MMM'35 16.562' S149 08.061' E

What is the elevation/altitude/height above sea level of Canberra?

Canberra is at an elevation/altitude/height above sea level of 574 m above sea level.

What is the population of Canberra?

Canberra has a population of about about 310,000 (based on the 2001 census).

What is the nearest city, town or village to Canberra?

The nearest city to Canberra is Queanbeyan about 12.5 km away. Queanbeyan has a population of about around 30,000 (based on the 2001 census). Click here for a map showing Canberra and Queanbeyan.

What is the nearest more populous place to Canberra?

The nearest more populous place is the metropolis of Sydney which is 250km away with a population of about 3.5 million (show me a map with Canberra and Sydney).

What is the annual rainfall of Canberra?

The annual rainfall of Canberra is about 623 mm.

What is the most rain Canberra has ever received in a day?

The most rain received by Canberra in a day was 126 mm. The most rain received by Canberra in a November day was around 70 mm.

In what local government area (LGA) is Canberra?

Canberra is in the local government area of 'Unincorporated ACT'. The 'Unincorporated ACT' local government area is classified as an 'Unincorporated'.

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