South Australia, located in the southern part of the country, the capital of South Australia is Adelaide. The majority of the residents live in and around the capital city, and the total population of the state is considered to be less than 8% of Australia. This is attributed to the geological structure of the state with only the southern most area being habitable enjoying a Mediterranean climate.
The natural resources in the region drive the economy with the manufacturing and agriculture industries following. The Olympic Dam mine located 500km north of Adelaide is the largest single store of uranium and is said to contain 40% of the known deposits.
The arid areas of the state are thinly populated, with most being national parks and reserves or grazing land. The Stuart Highway runs from Darwin to Port August, the Eyre Highway to Western Australia, and the Barrier Highway New South Wales.
Cruises down the Murray River or camping are two of the most popular activities in the region. The Flinders Ranges and Outback region is open country for exploring or relaxing. Kangaroo Island so named for its unique shape has a many unique features to be explored with wild life in their natural habitat and beautiful scenery in the coastal area.