Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in southeastern Australia. Victoria is Australia's most densely populated state and its second-most populous state overall. Most of its population lives concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city. Geographically the smallest state on the Australian mainland, Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, Due to a previous surveying error, Victoria and Tasmania share a land border on Boundary Islet. At in length, the border is the smallest between any two Australian states or territories. New South Wales is to the north, the Tasman Sea is to the east, and South Australia is to the west.
The area that is now known as Victoria is the home of many Aboriginal people groups, including the Boon wurrung, the Bratauolung, the Djadjawurrung, the Gunai, the Gunditjmara, the Taungurong, the Wathaurong, the Wurundjeri, and the Yorta Yorta. There were more than 30 Aboriginal languages spoken in the area prior to the European settlement of Australia. The Kulin nation is an alliance of five Aboriginal nations which makes up much of the central part of the state.
Some Facts Edit
- It is the southernmost and smallest mainland state.
- It's Capital city is Melbourne.
- The best coastal drive is right here - the Great Ocean Road.
- We have trams (well, ok, only in parts of Melbourne).
- We have penguins (fairy ones) most popular visiting/viewing spot is Phillip Island.
- There's now penguins at the Melbourne Aquarium too!
- We have snow, beautiful beaches, the odd forest and the Grand Prix.
- We have Crown Casino which takes about 15 minutes to walk through, and tens of thousands of gaming machines!
- Calls itself the Garden state, just like New Jersey USA.
- It has elected Oz's 1st Green federal MP (Melbourne Central).
- Woolworths was called Safeway down here!
Mr Denis Napthine (Liberal) from 2013
Liberal 34 + National 10 = 44
Labor 43. Ind. Liberal 1.
"Greens" got 11 % of vote (2010 election) but no seats.
In the 2013 Fed. election, Labor won more seats in Vic than the Lib/Nats.