Australian Capital Territory (abbreviated ACT) (formerly, "The Territory for the Seat of Government" and, later, the "Federal Capital Territory") is a territory in the south east of Australia, enclaved within New South Wales. It is the smallest self-governing internal territory in Australia. The most populous city is Canberra, the capital city of Australia.
The need for a National Territory was flagged by colonial delegates during the Federation conventions of the late 19th century. Section 125 of the Australian Constitution provided that following Federation in 1901, land would be ceded freely to the new Federal Government. The territory was transferred to the Commonwealth by the state of New South Wales in 1911, two years prior to the naming of Canberra as the National Capital in 1913. The floral emblem of the ACT is the Royal Bluebell and the bird emblem is the Gang-gang Cockatoo.
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... Almost all educational institutions in the Australian Capital Territory are located within Canberra ... The two main tertiary institutions are the Australian National University (ANU) in Acton and the University of Canberra (UC) in Bruce ... also two religious university campuses in Canberra Signadou is a campus of the Australian Catholic University and St Mark's Theological College is a campus of Charles Sturt ...
... EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank) The Australian National University 3,946 32.6% 7,996 66.0% 173 1.4% 12,115 (26) 16,600 (29) University of Canberra 1,599 ...
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