A locality name derived from an Aboriginal word which is held to mean 'meeting place'.
2 002 sq km
Canberra covers an area immediately adjacent to the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin including the suburbs of Canberra City, Acton, Turner (part), Braddon (part), Campbell, Pialligo and the District of Molongo (part). It extends southwards to the Territory/State border including the areas of Capital Hill, Weston Creek, Woden Valley, Stromlo, Tuggeranong, Oaks Estate and the industrial areas of Fyshwick and Hume.
From 1 July 2016, Norfolk Island is included in the Division of Canberra.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Mainly residential with some light industry at Fyshwick and Hume, tourism and retail.
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.