227 416 kmē
10 213 kmē
237 629 kmē
4 888 200|
|Time zone||UTC+10 (except during daylight saving time—UTC+11)|
|Highest point||Mt Bogong (1 986 m)|
|ISO 3166-2 code:||AU-VI|
The state's capital, Melbourne, contains approximately 70% of the state's population and dominates its economy, media, and culture.
Other cities and towns include:
Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, the Latrobe Valley, Wodonga, Mildura, and Swan Hill, Portland, Warnambool, Echuca, Yarrawonga, Wangaratta, Bright, Mt Beauty, Benalla, Wodonga, Shepparton, Castlemaine, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Barwon Heads, Queenscliff, Portsea, San Remo, Sale, Bairnsdale, Omeo, Moe, Morwell, Tyers, Traralgon, Warragul
Outside the manufacturing and service centre of Melbourne, agriculture dominates the Victorian economy, with its comparatively rich soils and temperature and wet climates compared to the rest of Australia. Major export agricultural activities include beef and dairy cattle, wool and lamb production and wheat (primarily in the drier western half of the state), with irrigated fruit and vegetable growers around Melbourne and along the Murray River. Wine grape production grew rapidly during the 1990s.
Victoria is generally regarded as the home of Australian Rules Football, with most cities and towns having at least one team.
The state flower of Victoria is the pink heath.
Skiing in Victoria, Fairy penguins, Melbourne Casino, Ballarat, Sovereign Hill, Puffing Billy, Maldon, Beechworth, Gippsland Lakes, Buchan Caves, Bendigo, Echuca, Murray river Golf Clubs, Hang-gliding, Gliding, Hot air balloons, Whale watching, Port Fairy Folk concert
Vulcanism and geology, Gold mining, Brown coal, Offshore oil drilling
Rivers in Victoria
Murray River, Ovens River, King River, Campaspe River, Lodden River, Wimmera River, Elgin River, Barwon River, Thompson River, Snowy River, Latrobe River, Yarra River, Maribynong River, Mitta River, Kiewa River