Hundred of Adelaide facts for kids
|Hundred of Adelaide
|Established||29 October 1846|
|Area||275 km2 (106.2 sq mi)|
The Hundred of Adelaide is the cadastral unit of hundred for the city of Adelaide. It is one of the eleven hundreds of the County of Adelaide, and was one of the first hundreds to be proclaimed. Like the city it surrounds, the Hundred was named after Queen Adelaide, and was named by Governor Frederick Robe in 1846. It is 106 square miles (270 km2); close to but not exactly one hundred square miles as with most of the other hundreds. According to an 1886 map, its boundaries were the Torrens River to the north and the Sturt River to the south. It is used on land titles in the area and referenced in various legal acts dealing with property law.
The Hundred of Adelaide includes most of Adelaide's inner metropolitan area south of the River Torrens, with those inner suburbs north of the river falling in the Hundred of Yatala. The contemporary local government areas within the Hundred of Adelaide are:
- City of Adelaide (south of the Torrens, so excluding North Adelaide)
- City of West Torrens
- City of Norwood Payneham St Peters
- City of Campbelltown
- City of Burnside
- City of Unley
- City of Mitcham
- City of Marion (portion east of Sturt Creek only)
- Adelaide Hills Council (portions west of Stirling, Crafers, Summertown, Ashton, Marble Hill, Cherryville and Montacute only)
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