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Wastren Austrailie

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Wastren Australie
Flag Coat o airms
Slogan or elk-nameThe Wildflower State; The Golden State
Map o Australie wi Wastren Australie hielichtit
Ither Australie states an territories
Coordinates26°S 121°E / 26°S 121°E / -26; 121
Caipital ceetyPerth
DemonymWestern Australian, West Australian, Sandgroper (colloquial)
GovrenmentConstitutional monarchy
 • GovrenorKerry Sanderson
 • PremierColin Barnett (LP)
Australie state 
 • Established (as the Swan River Colony)2 Mey 1829
 • Responsible govrenment21 October 1890
 • Federation1 Januar 1901
 • Australie Act3 Mairch 1986
 • Total2,645,615 km² (1st)
1,021,478 sq mi
 • Laund2,529,875 km²
976,790 sq mi
 • Watter115,740 km² (4.37%)
44,687 sq mi
(Mar 2016)[1]
 • Population2,613,700 (4th)
 • Densitie0.99/km² (7t)
2.6 /sq mi
 • Heichest pointMount Meharry
1,249 m (4,098 ft)
Gross state product
 • Product ($m)$214,230[2] (4th)
 • Product per caipita$82,140 (1st)
Time zone(s)UTC+8 (AWST)
Federal representation 
 • Hoose seats16/150
 • Senate seats12/76
 • PostalWA
 • ISO 3166-2AU-WA
 • FloralReid-an-green or Mangles kangaroo paw
(Anigozanthos manglesii)
 • AinimalNumbat
(Myrmecobius fasciatus)
 • BirdBlack swan
(Cygnus atratus)
 • FishWhaul shairk
 • FossilGogo fish
(Mcnamaraspis kaprios)
 • ColoursBlack an gowd

Wastren Australie or Wastren Austrailie (Inglis: Western Australia) is a state o Australie, occupeein the entire wastren third o the Australian continent. Australie's lairgest state an the seicont lairgest subnaitional entity in the warld, it haes 2.2 million indwallers (10% o the naitional tot), 85% o wham live in the sooth-wast corner o the state.

The state's caipital ceety is Perth. The fowk o Wastren Australie are colloquially referred tae as sandgropers, the common name o an insect foond on saund dunes aroond Perth.


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  1. "3101.0 – Australian Demographic Statistics, Mar 2016". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  2. "Australian National Accounts: State Accounts, 2012–13". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.