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International EMS Systems: New South Wales, Australia

      Australia has an area of 7,692,024 km2 and a population of 19,169,083. The state of New South Wales (NSW) has an area of 801,428 square kilometres and a population of 6,663,700 (June 2002). It contributes 10% of the land area of Australia and 34% of the population. The length of the coastline is 2007 km with an east-west distance of 1450 km (Fig. 1).
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