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The Old Toll House, Urrbrae, at roughly the centre of the hundred
Adelaide is located in South Australia
Location in South Australia
Established 29 October 1846
Area 270 km2 (106 sq mi)
County Adelaide
Lands administrative divisions around Adelaide:
Port Adelaide Yatala Yatala
Port Adelaide Adelaide Onkaparinga
Noarlunga Noarlunga Noarlunga

The Hundred of Adelaide is a cadastral hundred in the city of Adelaide spanning all the inner suburbs south of River Torrens. 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. Its north boundary is the Torrens River and the Sturt River forms the south east boundary, with the hundred extending to the Adelaide foothills.

The Hundred of Adelaide includes all of Adelaide's metropolitan area south of the Torrens and north of the Sturt River, with those inner suburbs north of the Torrens falling in the Hundred of Yatala.

Hundred of Adelaide, 1873 (21789249432)
Plan of the Hundred of Adelaide, 1873
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