a federal territory on the continent of Australia in the southeastern part: includes Canberra, capital of the Commonwealth of Australia. 939 sq. mi. (2,430 sq. km).
- Formerly Federal Capital Territory .
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British Dictionary definitions for Australian Capital Territory
a territory of SE Australia, within New South Wales: consists of two exclaves, one containing Canberra, the capital of Australia, and one at Jervis Bay (the latter sometimes regarded as a separate entity). Pop: 322 579 (2003 est): Former name: Federal Capital Territory
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