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The City of Adelaide

Founded in 1836, Adelaide is the state capital of South Australia. It is an attractive well-planned city of wide streets, gardens, squares, parklands and a mixture of historic and modern buildings. About one million people live in Adelaide, renowned for its rich cultural life. The city is small enough to be friendly and welcoming, yet large enough to provide plenty of attractions and entertainment.

The Adelaide Fringe celebrates the city's love of music and the performing arts with artists coming from around the world.
The University manages the landmark National Wine Centre of Australia, one of the city's true icons which caters to special events and conferences. There are also splendid wineries, food producers, villages and natural attractions nearby in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Barossa Valley and Southern Vales.

Set between the hills and the sea, Adelaide enjoys a Mediterranean climate with a 15°C average maximum in winter and 29°C average maximum during summer. Beaches, outdoor sports, theatres and shopping are popular pastimes. Adelaide offers a good quality of life, low cost of living and clean environment which make it ideal for an academically and personally rewarding study experience.

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City of Adelaide Map

National Wine Centre Art Gallery of South Australia South Australian Museum Gouger Street - restaurants State Library Central Market Tandanya Adelaide Botanic Gardens East End - nightlife Rundle Mall - shopping Railway Station Adelaide Festival Centre Torrens River The University of Adelaide he University of Adelaide he University of Adelaide

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