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|Form of government||Federal Parliamentary Monarchy|
|Size in km²||7682300|
|Year of construction||1988|
|Architect||Romaldo Giurgola (IT)|
Parliament House is the meeting facility of the Parliament of Australia located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. The building was designed by Mitchell/Giurgola Architects and opened on 9 May 1988 by Elizabeth II,Queen of Australia. Costing around A$1.1 billion, it was the most expensive building in the world at the time of its construction.
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In its new constitution, the 1901 Federation of Australia decided to establish a capital city that would be at least 100 miles away from Sydney. In 1927, the parliament in Canberra initially moved to an interim building with 185 rooms. Their new building containing 4500 rooms was erected next to the old one and opened in 1988. It was designed as an artificial hill with boomerang-shaped incisions that would fit into the surrounding landscape. The only vertical structure is an 81-metre lightweight flagpole construction made of steel.
Facts & Figures
|Members of parliament||150||GPD per capita in PPP in US$||43.930|
|Number of women||40||HDI||0,935|
|Pop. per MP||159.793||Democracy index||9,01|
|CO2 total||409.399||CO2 per capita||17,30|
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