Canberra became the capital of Australia in 1908 as the two largest cities
(Sydney and Melbourne) competed too
much for the title.
Canberra was an entirely purpose-built, planned city. The garden momvement was very influential in the development and the city became know as "the bush capital".
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Population in 2006 was only just over 300.000.
Major cities near Canberra:
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