IN­TER­EST­ING FACTS

Warwick Daily News - - LIFE NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION -

The city was named af­ter Queen Ade­laide, wife of the Bri­tish King William IV, and is the only Aus­tralian cap­i­tal to be named af­ter a woman.

Ade­laide has been nick­named the City of Churches – the Holy Trin­ity Angli­can Church is the old­est, built in 1838.

The first mu­nic­i­pal/lo­cal gov­ern­ment in Aus­tralia was es­tab­lished in 1840 in Ade­laide.

The ge­o­graphic land area of Ade­laide is 3,257.7sq km. Ade­laide’s pop­u­la­tion den­sity ranks sec­ond in Aus­tralia, just af­ter Mel­bourne, with 404.205 peo­ple per square kilo­me­tre.

Aus­tralia is di­vided into three time zones. Ade­laide comes under Aus­tralian Cen­tral Stan­dard Time (ACST).

The fa­mous Ade­laide Oval hosted its first cricket match in 1873. The Univer­sity of Ade­laide be­came the first in Aus­tralia to open its doors to women in 1880.

In 1929, the city be­gan op­er­at­ing elec­tric trams to Glenelg Beach. The tram line is still in op­er­a­tion.

The Ade­laide Fringe Fes­ti­val is the largest arts fes­ti­val in the south­ern hemi­sphere and sec­ond largest world­wide.

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