Map Adelaide Australia for Printing

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia, a state located in the southern part of Australia.  Vectormap.Net provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date vector maps in Adobe Illustrator, PDF and other formats, designed for editing and printing. Please read the vector map descriptions carefully.  Here is a detailed description of Adelaide:

  1. Geography:
    • Location: Adelaide is situated on the coastal plain between the Gulf St. Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges. It is known for its well-planned layout and wide streets.
    • Climate: Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. It experiences relatively low humidity and receives moderate rainfall.
  2. History:
    • Foundation: Established in 1836, Adelaide is the only Australian capital founded by free settlers (as opposed to convicts). It was designed by Colonel William Light, the first Surveyor-General of South Australia.
    • Colonial Heritage: The city has many historical buildings and landmarks that reflect its colonial past, such as the Adelaide Gaol, Old Adelaide Goal, and the Adelaide Town Hall.
  3. Economy:
    • Diverse Economy: Adelaide’s economy is diverse, with significant contributions from manufacturing, defense, healthcare, education, and technology sectors.
    • Automotive Industry: Historically, Adelaide played a crucial role in the automotive industry, with Holden (a former Australian automobile manufacturer) having its headquarters and manufacturing plants in the city.
  4. Culture and Arts:
    • Festivals: Adelaide is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene. It hosts numerous festivals, including the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide Fringe Festival, and WOMADelaide.
    • Museums and Galleries: The city is home to several museums and galleries, such as the South Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the Migration Museum.
  5. Education:
    • Universities: Adelaide is a hub for education, hosting prominent institutions such as the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, and the University of South Australia.
  6. Green Spaces:
    • Parklands: The city is surrounded by a ring of parklands, providing residents and visitors with ample green spaces. The Adelaide Botanic Garden is a notable attraction.
  7. Sports:
    • Oval Stadiums: Adelaide Oval is a famous sports venue and a focal point for cricket and Australian rules football. The city has a passionate sports culture, with events like the Tour Down Under (cycling) also gaining attention.
  8. Transportation:
    • Public Transport: Adelaide has a well-developed public transportation system, including buses, trams, and trains.
    • Road Network: The city is known for its grid-like road layout, which was part of Colonel Light’s original design.
  9. Cuisine:
    • Food and Wine: Adelaide is renowned for its food and wine culture. The Central Market is a popular destination for fresh produce, and the city is surrounded by several wine regions, contributing to its reputation as a hub for wine enthusiasts.
  10. Population and Diversity:
    • Population: Adelaide has a relatively smaller population compared to other major Australian cities.
    • Diversity: The city is culturally diverse, with a mix of ethnicities contributing to its rich cultural tapestry.
Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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