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Country:Australia
State:Австралийская столичная территория
City:Macquarie
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Geographical position
The ACT has three contrasting landforms. In the north, where urban development has taken place, it is a low land of undulating hills including the floodplains of the Murrumbidgee and Molonglo Rivers; mostly below 600m. Beyond this are forested mountain slopes rising to 1200m divided by numerous tributaries of the Murrumbidgee. In the south and extreme west are highlands of steep ridges and mountain peaks rising above 1800m.

To look at, the ACT has two geographical regions: Canberra and ‘the rest’. Canberra’s urban development covers undulating low land areas while ‘the rest’ is an amazing natural environment of mountainous national parks and rivers.

In the northern part of the ACT, Canberra’s artificial Lake Burley Griffin is an attempt to relieve and refresh this landlocked landscape and as such is a new geographical landmark. In the south, Namadgi National Park and the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve offer age-old mostly untouched forests that lead into the New South Wales high country and the glorious Snowy Mountains.

Climate
Because of its elevation and distance from the coast, the Australian Capital Territory experiences four distinct seasons, unlike many other Australian cities whose climates are moderated by the sea. Canberra is notorious for hot, dry summers, and cold winters with heavy fog and frequent frosts. Many of the higher mountains in the territory's south-east are snow covered for at least part of the winter. Thunderstorms can occur between October and March, and annual rainfall is 623 mm, with rainfall maximums in spring and summer and minimum in winter.

Highest maximum temperature: 46.4 °C , Canberra, 1 February 1968
Lowest minimum temperature: -13.2 °C , Canberra, 11 July 1971



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