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Alice Springs
Northren Territory
Alice Springs, 2015 (01).JPG
View o Alice Springs CBD frae Anzac Hill.
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Coordinates23°42′0″S 133°52′12″E / 23.70000°S 133.87000°E / -23.70000; 133.87000Coordinates: 23°42′0″S 133°52′12″E / 23.70000°S 133.87000°E / -23.70000; 133.87000
Population27,972 (2015)[1]
 • Density85.411/km2 (221.21/sq mi)
Aurie327.5 km2 (126.4 sq mi)[2] (2011 urban)
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
MayorDamien Ryan
LGA(s)Alice Springs Town Council
Territory electorate(s)
Federal Diveesion(s)Lingiari
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfaw
28.8 °C
84 °F
13.2 °C
56 °F
282.8 mm
11.1 in

Alice Springs /ˌæls ˈsprɪŋz/[3][4] (Arrernte: Mparntwe) is the third lairgest toun in the Northren Territory o Australie. Popularly kent as "the Alice" or simply "Alice", Alice Springs is situatit roughly in Australie's geographic centre.[5]

The aurie is kent as Mparntwe tae its oreeginal inhabitants, the Arrernte, wha hae livit in the Central Australie desert in an aroond wha is nou Alice Springs for thoosans o years. The name Alice Springs wis gien bi surveyor William Whitfield Mills efter Lady Alice Todd (née Alice Gillam Bell), wife o the telegraph pioneer Sir Charles Todd.

Alice Springs haes a population o 27,972,[1] which maks up 8.7 percent o the territory's population. Alice Springs is nearly equidistant frae Adelaide an Darwin.

The toun straddles the uisually dry Todd River on the northren side o the MacDonnell Ranges. The surroondin region is kent as Central Australie, or the Red Centre, a arid environs consistin o several different deserts. In Alice Springs temperaturs can vary dramatically, wi a average maximum temperatur in simmer o 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) an a average minimum temperatur in winter o 5.1 °C (41.2 °F).[6] Alice Springs haes facit mony problems in recent years, lairgely stemmin frae a increase in crime an a strang racial divide that haes existit for years in the toun.[7]

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  1. a b "3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014-15:ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION - Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSAs)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 28 September 2016. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2015.
  2. "2011 Census Community Profiles: Alice Springs". ABS Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  3. Wells, John C. (2008), Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (3rd ed.), Longman, ISBN 9781405881180
  4. Roach, Peter (2011), Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary (18th ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521152532
  5. Geoscience Australia Centre of Australia, States and Territories updated July 2006 Archived 12 Februar 2014 at the Wayback Machine "Officially, there is no centre of Australia. This is because there are many complex but equally valid methods that can determine possible centres of a large, irregularly shaped area especially one that is curved by the earth's surface." See the Geoscience Australia page for further details.
  6. "Climate statistics for Alice Springs Airport". Bureau of Meteorology. 2011. Retrieved 19 Juin 2011.
  7. "Crime wave brings racial divide to Alice". The Australian. 23 Februar 2011. Retrieved 17 Mairch 2015.