Time in South Australia

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What is the Time in South Australia

The current local time in South Australia is being displayed live on the Analog Clock seen above. South Australia has a Zone Time of UTC+09:30 hours ACST or Australian Central Standard Time. However, at the time DST or Daylight Saving Time is in force between the first Sunday of October till April next year being in the southern hemisphere, the Clock is added with an hour to UTC+10:30 hours ACDT or Australian Central Daylight Time which gives more day light hours to the public. In April when the DST ceases to exist, all the clocks in South Australia will be reverted back to its zone time of UTC+09:30 hours ACDT. Till such time the state of South Australia State Government continues to establish DST the clocks will be advanced and reverted in this cycle every year.

More About South Australia

South Australia is located in the south central part of Australia and is the fourth largest state in Australia. The Capital of South Australia is Adelaide located at coordinates 30oS 135oE which is the most populated city with over a thrid of the entire population of South Australia resides. On the West border is Western Australia, to the north is Northern Territory, to its north east is Queensland, to the east is New South Wales and its south eastern border has Victoria. The Great Australian Bight is on its South. Aboriginals had inhabited South Australia for thousands of years as numerous tribes with their own integral languages. The first recorded European sighting of the state of South Australia coast was made in 1627 by the Dutch ship called Gulden Zeepaert. On 26 Jul 1836 the British settlements were established in the Kingscote, Kangaroo Island and five months after that Adelaide was founded. However Official settlements bagan on 28 Dec 1836. South Australia is known for its fine wine and has a lot many festivals even though the state has had too much of economic hardships in the past. Agriculture is the mainstay of South Australian economy followed by manufacturing and mining industries and in recent times South Australia is doing well in its finance sector as well. Politically South Australia was very innovative and vibrant always and even today. At this time the largest employment sector of South Australia is not any of these but Health Care and Social sector which has 13% of total employment in South Australia, followed by the retail trade sector giving 12% employment.

Area and Population  at this Time in South Australia

At this time South Australia  has a total area of 1,043,514 square kilometers of which 983,482 square kilometers is land and the remaining 5.75% area of 60,032 square kilometers is coverd by water. The Population at this time in South Australia is estimated to be 1,706,500 residents in all which is at the fifth position in Australia making the population density to be 4.5 people per square kilometer which gets South Australia the sixth position in the population density chart. Adelaide is the Capital of South Australia where over 75% of this huge population live. However, only a meager 8% of this huge population are Australians.

Climate at this Time in South Australia

At this time in South Australia Mediterranean climate is experienced in its Southern parts and the rest of the state experiences an arid or semi-arid type of climate. The temperature at this time in South Australia ranges between 29 deg C or 84 deg F in Jan to 15 deg C or 59 deg F in July. The average daily maximum temperature could touch 48 deg C or 118 deg F in Jan to Feb months. The highest recorded temperature in South Australia was 50.7 deg C or 123/3 deg F at Oodnadatta on 02 Jan 1960 which also happens to be the highest recorded temperature in the entire history of Australia as well. On 20 Jul 1976 the lowest temeperature  reading was recorded at Yongala at -8.2 deg C or 17.2 deg F.

Tourism at this Time in South Australia

At this time in South Australia is not so much of an attraction to tourist. But South Australia is home to a beautiful 100 km stretch of Bunda Cliffs facing the Great Australian Bight. The red dunes of Simpson desert is yet to draw much tourists. With two thirds of people staying in the capital city of Adelaide nick named the "City of Churches" and known for its rich culture is certainly an excellent tourist attraction. Further, the rich culture, Barossa Valley vineyards and sheltered beaches of Fleurieu Peninsula are yet to be discovered by tourists.

Government at this Time in South Australia

The South Australia in Australia, the government is a constitutional monarchy with the Queen of Australia as sovereign and her representative is the Governor of South Australia. The parliament of South Australia is bicameral type with a lower house called the House of Assembly and the upper house called the Legislative Council. Once in 4 years the General Elections are held. The main powerhouse of the government was the Governor as per the letter of patent of the imperial government to create the colony and he was also accountable only to the British Colonial Office. But Democracy came sometime in 1843 when Legislative Council was formed with three representatives of the British Government and four colonists were appointed by the governor who continued to execute total power.  In 1851 the imperial parliament enacted the Australian Colonies Government Act which for the first time allowed election of the representative of the colonial legislature as well as the drafting of a constitution to properly create and responsible and representative government in South Australia. Then there were 16 members on a 24 seat Legislative Council. But 8 members out of that continued to be appointed by the Governor. South Australia was the first in Australia and second only to New Zealand to allow right to stand for election to Women. In 1897 Catherine Helen Spencer became the first woman in Australia to be a candidate for political office. Finally, on 01 January 1901 South Australia became an original state of the Commonwealth of Australia. There are 74 local government areas in South Australia where the local councils are responsible for delegated functions on behalf of the South Australia parliament like road, infrastructure and waste management as well as collection of property taxes etc.

Languages at this Time in South Australia

The Official language at this time in South Australia is Australian English. The aboriginals spoke many tribal languages. But English was accepted as South Australia is a British settlement.

Why is it named South Australia?

South Australia was officially established in 1834 by the British Parliament by passing the South Australia Act or Foundation Act which also gave the state its name.