Today, Monday 7 June is WA Day in Western Australia. It is the day set aside for Western Australians to celebrate all that makes Western Australia a wonderful place to live and the diversity of our people and cultures, those now, and those in the past who have made Western Australia what it is today.
And WOW those landscapes!
When I looked back at last year's post: Celebrating WA Day - Wander out Yonder in Western Australia - we were in the midst of the first months of the Covid crisis, and Western Australia's internal borders with the other states in Australia and internationally were closed. Our cases remain low here in Australlia, due to our strict quarantine regulations with people entering Australia from overseas. Unfortunately in the last two weeks there has been a rise in cases in one of our eastern states, Victoria, but thankfully WA remains a relatively safe place to live and a great place to travel.
Western Australians are exploring our state more than ever before. Accommodation is booked out months ahead and caravan sales are on the rise. Those who usually holiday overseas are discovering the amazing diversity of our own State.
Here's a look at our map and a couple of fast facts:
- Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,527,013 square kilometres (975,685 square miles)
- Western Australia occupies the western 32.9% of the land area of Australia
- Perth (WA’s capital) is the most isolated city in the world, with its closest city being Adelaide and that’s over 2,200 km (1367 miles) away.
- Western Australia boasts approximately 10,194 kilometres (6,334 miles) of coastline. No wonder water sports are so popular.
- Our capital city Perth is closer to Bali than to our National capital, Canberra.
And one of it's most celebrated parks - Purnululu National Park
The Midwest spans around 478,000 square kilometres (184556.832 miles) from the coast to more than 800km inland to Wiluna in the Gibson Desert.
Inland from the wheatbelt is the Goldfields-Esperance region. Located in the south-eastern corner of Western Australia, it is the largest region in the state with a land area of 771,276 square kilometres (297791.328 square miles) extending from the outback to the southern coast.
Finally the Great Southern, an area of 39,007 square kilometres (15,061 square miles). This is where the forests meet the Southern Ocean, next stop Antarctica. Things to do in the Great Southern.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed my quick trip through Western Australia. I value your comments and look forward to hearing from you. I will try to visit your blogs in return. Have a wonderful week.
I am linking up to the link-ups below. Please click on the links to see fabulous contributions from around the world - virtual touring at its best!
MosaicMonday at Letting Go of the Bay Leaf
Our World Tuesday
My corner of the world through my camera
Wednesday Around the World at Communal Global hosted by Randomosity.
and Little bird - Pienilintu
The Lovin' Life Team over at: Deep Fried Fruit
Month end link up @ Live love craft me
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