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Western Australia: State in Australia
Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres, and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11 percent of the national total – of whom the vast majority live in the south-west corner, 79 percent of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated.

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Timelapse shows Western Australia dust storm [Video]

Timelapse shows Western Australia dust storm

An Australian filmmaker captured slow motion and timelapse videos of a dust storm on Sunday (May 24), as Western Australia braced for some of its worst weather in a decade.

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Western Australia braces for 'once-in-a-decade' storm [Video]

Western Australia braces for 'once-in-a-decade' storm

The remnants of a tropical cyclone meeting with a cold front will bring 130km/h winds and heavy rain. David Doyle reports.

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