South Canberra is located to the south of Canberra's city centre and is on the south bank of Lake Burley Griffin.

It is one of the oldest parts of Canberra and is built in part in accordance with Walter Burley Griffin's designs. Unlike the later districts in Canberra that are built as separate satellite cities, South Canberra is only separated from North Canberra only by Lake Burley Griffin. The two districts combined form the district of Central Canberra and share Civic as their central commercial area.

According to the 2016 census, South Canberra's population was 27,007.

Are you looking for goods and services nearby in Canberra? Canberra is surrounded by the satellite cities of Belconnen, Tuggeranong, Woden, Queanbeyan (NSW) and Gungahlin around the ACT.

Canberra is well serviced for education, accommodation, dining, recreation, health, beauty, transport, entertainment, shopping, and medical services. Although the retail and commercial heart of Canberra appears on the map as City, it is more commonly known as Civic Centre. Walter Burley Griffin named it Civic Centre on his original plan for the National Capital, but when the official opening of the first hops was held in 1927, the then Prime Minister, Mr. Bruce, objected and the name was changed to City. Popular usage has prevailed and Walter Burley Griffin's name is the one that is now mainly used, although it is often shortened to Civic.

Canberra or the 'Bush Capital' is often the name that is used to represent the entire Australian Capital Territory (ACT). As the Capital City of Australia, Canberra is home to Parliament House and all Government Departments required to support the Prime Minister and the Government in running the country. The focal point of the ACT, Canberra overlooks Lake Burley Griffin and the surrounding parliamentary triangle which encompasses the suburbs of Civic and Russell. Nearby Barton, Griffith, Forrest, and Kingston are home to many trendy restaurants, cafes, and night spots. Boutique fashion and beauty services can also be located in this up-market part of town. Manuka is an area adjacent to the Manuka Oval where both Australian Football League and Cricket Games, including the Prime Minister's VI are played.

Canberra is home to the Australian National University (ANU) and the Australian Catholic University (ACU).

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Canberra's famous landmarks include Parliament House, the Australian National University (ANU), and the Australian War Memorial.

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