There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Adelaide, South Australia.
Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and the fifth-largest city in Australia. Adelaide has an estimated population of more than 1.2 million. The demonym "Adelaidean" is used in reference to the city and its residents.
Adelaide is a coastal city situated on the eastern shores of Gulf St Vincent, on the Adelaide Plains, north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, between Gulf St Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges. The suburbs reach roughly 20km (12mi) from the coast to the foothills and sprawl 100km (62mi) from Gawler in the north to Sellicks Beach in the south.
Named in honour of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, queen consort to King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for a freely settled British province in Australia. Colonel William Light, one of Adelaide's founding fathers, designed the city and chose its location close to the River Torrens in the area originally inhabited by the Kaurna people. Light's design set out Adelaide in a grid layout, interspaced by wide boulevards and large public squares, and entirely surrounded by parkland. Early Adelaide was shaped by religious freedom and a commitment to political progressivism and civil liberties, which led to the moniker "City of Churches".
As South Australia's seat of government and commercial centre, Adelaide is the site of many governmental and financial institutions. Most of these are concentrated in the city centre along the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, King William Street and in various districts of the metropolitan area. Today, Adelaide is noted for its many festivals and sporting events, its food, wine and culture, its long beachfronts, and its large defence and manufacturing sectors. It ranks highly in terms of liveability, being listed in the Top 10 of The Economist's World's Most Liveable Cities index in 2010 and being ranked the most liveable city in Australia by the Property Council of Australia in 2011.
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18 Sep 2017 at 10:00pm
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Major national industry group Infrastructure Partnerships Australia
has warned that collapse of the deal ?sends an extremely chilling message to investors that SA is closed for business?. IPA has both private and public sector leaders on its board and ...
Old Royal Adelaide
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Koala survives 16km ride on car axle in Adelaide, Australia - BBC ... - BBC News
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18 Sep 2017 at 3:22am
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Hyundai A-League season preview: Adelaide United | Football ... - Football Au...
18 Sep 2017 at 6:19pm
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A new coach, a host of fresh players and the departure of some club icons will make this a fascinating season to observe in South Australia.and more »
Hundreds gather for anti-same-sex marriage event at Adelaide Town Hall - NEWS...
19 Sep 2017 at 6:52am
NEWS.com.auHundreds gather for anti-same-sex marriage event at Adelaide Town HallNEWS.com.au
OUTSPOKEN Senator Cory Bernardi labelled same sex marriage as a ?rainbow Trojan horse? during a 'No' campaign rally at the Adelaide
Town Hall on Tuesday night. The leader of the Australian
Conservatives was among several SA politicians to voice ...and more »
Thousands gather on the steps of South Australian Parliament in support of ma...
16 Sep 2017 at 3:00am
The AdvertiserThousands gather on the steps of South Australian Parliament in support of marriage equalityThe Advertiser
About 5000 people rallied in Adelaide's
CBD in support of same-sex marriage. Picture: AAP/Emma Brasier People march in the Adelaide
rally for marriage equality. Picture: Dylan Coker Jo-Anna Robinson with her fiancee Kate Munro. Picture: Dylan Coker.Australia's
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Adelaide's top 10 lifestyle suburbs revealed - NEWS.com.au
18 Sep 2017 at 2:32pm
NEWS.com.auAdelaide's top 10 lifestyle suburbs revealedNEWS.com.auAustralia's
leading property website this week revealed Australia's
top lifestyle suburbs, including a state-by-state breakdown, taking into account access to education, parks, beaches and the CBD by car or public transport. An ABS data standard called ...and more »
Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket to launch Adelaide tech companies to new heights - ...
18 Sep 2017 at 8:29pm
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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from NASA's Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Adelaide
companies Fleet Space Technologies and Myriota will launch satellites from the rocket early next year. Picture: AFP Photo/NASA/Bill Ingalls.and more »