Population: Around 2.3 million
Size: 2,529,875 sq km
Major Cities: Perth
This is Australia’s largest state, covering a third of the continent, yet it only has around two million inhabitants. Most live in the buzzing, easy-going city of Perth, the nearby port of Fremantle and along the coast. Western Australia’s size and considerable isolation from the east coast means it has a character all its own, which has traditionally proved popular with the British and Irish – there are large ex-pat communities here. The south has amazing beaches and the Margaret River wine-growing region, in the north you can visit the Kimberley, one of the world’s last great wilderness areas, and the World Heritage listed Bungle-Bungles.
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