Northern Territory(redirected from The Northern Territory)
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A territory of northern Australia west of Queensland. Colonized by the British after the 1830s, the Northern Territory remains very sparsely populated. Darwin is the capital and largest city.
(Placename) an administrative division of N central Australia, on the Timor and Arafura Seas: the Arunta Desert lies in the east, the Macdonnell Ranges in the south, and Arnhem Land in the north (containing Australia's largest Aboriginal reservation); the Ashmore and Cartier Islands constitute a separate Australian External Territory. Capital: Darwin. Pop: 233 300 (2012 est). Area: 1 347 525 sq km (520 280 sq miles)
a territory in N Australia. 173,878; 523,620 sq. mi. (1,356,175 sq. km). Cap.: Darwin.
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Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Darwin - provincial capital of the Northern Territory of Australia