Darwin Quick Facts
Founded in 1869, George Goyder, the Surveyor-General of South Australia
Approx 140,000 people made up of more than 60 nationalities
Tropical savanna climate with distinct wet and dry seasons and the average maximum temperature is similar all year round at around 30°C. The dry season runs May - September with approx 5mm of monthly rainfall and relative humidity of 30%
Darwin was after Charles Darwin (although this was before he became famous for developing the theory of evolution) in 1839, by John Clements Wickham
Darwin's population is made up of around 9.7% Aboriginal people, more than any other capital city in Australia
Did you know?
Most of Darwin has been built since 1974, when Cyclone Tracy ripped through and destroyed the city