Western Australia

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Place.png Western Australia
(Australian State)
Coat of arms of Western Australia.png
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Subpage(s)Western Australia/Premier
Large Australian state isolated from the others by deserts

Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the western 32.9 percent of the land area of Australia excluding external territories.[1] It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,527,013 square kilometres (975,685 sq mi). It is the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. As of 2021, the state has about 2.67 million inhabitants Template:Ndash around 10.4 percent of the national total.[2] The vast majority (92 percent) live in the south-west corner; 79 percent of the population lives in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated.



University of Western Australia1911Western Australia University with 106 Rhodes Scholars


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