Travel Reports » State of Western Australia (Australia)

Western Australia is the westernmost and also the largest state of Australia and with a land area of over 2,500,00 km² makes up about one third of the entire continent. The entire coastline along the Indian Ocean covers almost 13,000 kilometres. The main economic sectors of the state are mining, oil, gas, agriculture and tourism. Western Australia has about 2.5 million inhabitants, most of them live in the capital Perth. Other major cities are Carnavon, Geraldton, Broome and Port Hedland. Other well-known destinations are Monkey Mia, the Ningaloo Reef and Shark Bay, the and the Kimberleys.