The state of South Australia is located in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the continent. With a total land area of nearly 1 million square kilometres, it is the fourth largest of Australias states and territories.
South Australia shares borders with Western Australia to the west, the Northern Territory to the north, Queensland to the north-east, New South Wales to the east, Victoria to the south-east, and the Great Australian Bight and the Indian Ocean to the south.
It has a population of over 1.6 million people, which is 8% of the Australian population overall. It ranks fifth in population among the six states and two territories. The capital city of Adelaide is home to most of the states residents. The remainder of Victorias population is scattered in the fertile areas along the River Murray and south-eastern coast.
The terrain of South Australia consists largely of arid and semi-arid rangelands, with several low mountain ranges. The highest point in South Australia is Mount Woodroffe. The sparsely inhabited Nullarbor Plain comprises the greater part of the south-western portion of the state consists, which is fronted by the astounding cliffs of the Great Australian Bight.
The major cities in South Australia excluding the capital city Adelaide, are Mount Gambier, Port Lincoln, Crafers-Bridgewater, Gawler, Port Pirie, Whyalla, Murray Bridge, Mount Barker and Port Augusta. More than half of Australias wines are produced in the South Australian wine regions which are the Barossa Valley, the Clare Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, the Riverland and the Adelaide Hills.
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