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ˈkæn bɛr ə, -bər əCan·ber·ra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Canberra, Australian capital, capital of Australianoun

    the capital of Australia; located in southeastern Australia

GCIDE

  1. Canberranoun

    The capital city of Australia. Population (2000) = 307,700.

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  1. Canberranoun

    National capital of Australia, located in the Australian Capital Territory.

  2. Canberranoun

    (Colloquial) The Australian government.

    A new tax policy was announced by Canberra today.

  3. Etymology: From Ngunnawal "kamberra", meaning meeting place.

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  1. Canberra

    Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of 367,000, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory, 280 km south-west of Sydney, and 660 km north-east of Melbourne. A resident of Canberra is known as a "Canberran". The site of Canberra was selected for the location of the nation's capital in 1908 as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, Australia's two largest cities. It is unusual among Australian cities, being an entirely planned city outside of any state, similar to the American Federal District of Columbia. Following an international contest for the city's design, a blueprint by the Chicago architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin was selected and construction commenced in 1913. The Griffins' plan featured geometric motifs such as circles, hexagons and triangles, and was centred around axes aligned with significant topographical landmarks in the Australian Capital Territory. The city's design was influenced by the garden city movement and incorporates significant areas of natural vegetation that have earned Canberra the title of the "bush capital". The growth and development of Canberra were hindered by the World Wars and the Great Depression, which exacerbated a series of planning disputes and the ineffectiveness of a sequence of bodies that were to oversee the development of the city. The national capital emerged as a thriving city after World War II, as Prime Minister Robert Menzies championed its development and the National Capital Development Commission was formed with executive powers. Although the Australian Capital Territory is now self-governing, the federal government retains some influence through the National Capital Authority.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Canberra in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Canberra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Canberra in a Sentence

  1. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon:

    There was a lot of lobbying. Gina Rinehart's people got on the phone, as I understand it. And I think they were very effective, i'm sure that Canberra's economy was stimulated by the influx of lobbying dollars.

  2. Andrew Collins:

    I saw the goat that someone had drawn on Strava in Perth a couple of months ago and thought ‘something needs to be done in Canberra,’ so with a bit of creative stop-starting, I mapped out the Millennium Falcon.

  3. Tony Abbott:

    So, of course, it's disappointing for us here in Warringah, but what matters is what's best for the country, and what's best for the country is not so much who wins or loses Warringah, but who forms, or does not form, a government in Canberra.

  4. Tedjo Edy Purdijatno:

    If Canberra keeps doing things that displease Indonesia, Jakarta will surely let the illegal immigrants go to Australia, there are more than 10,000 [asylum seekers] in Indonesia today. If they are let go to Australia, it will be like a human tsunami.

  5. Scott Morrison:

    ( Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP, File) Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Zhaos tweet was utterly outrageous and a terrible slur against Australias military. It is truly repugnant. It is deeply offensive to every Australian, every Australian who has served in that uniform, he told reporters in Canberra. The Chinese government should be totally ashamed of this post. The Chinese government diminishes them in the worlds eyes. CHINESE STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA FALL VICTIM TO VIRTUAL KIDNAPPING SCAMS : Prime Minister Scott Morrison said The Chinese government had contacted Twitter asking it to take the post down. The post had a warning tag on it by Monday afternoon but could still be viewed. Zhaos account comes with a Twitter label stating that its a Chinese government account. Despite China blocking Twitter and other U.S. social media platforms within the county, Chinese diplomats and state media have established a strong presence on them. Zhao Lijian was criticized by the U.S. in March after tweeting a conspiracy theory that U.S. soldiers may have brought the coronavirus to China. Zhao Lijian is considered a leading representative of Chinas high-pitched new strain of assertive foreign relations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison acknowledged there were tensions between China and Australia. But this is not how you deal with them.

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