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Victoria has a mild, temperate climate with warm to hot summers, moderate autumns, cool to cold winters and sunny springs.
Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website
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|People, culture and language||Statistics||Did you know?|
|Geographic area||227,416 square kilometres
||Victoria is the smallest mainland state - about the same size as Britain. The state is geographically compact and all regions are within easy reach.
|General population||About 5 million people
||The second largest population of any state in Australia.
More than 70 percent of Victorians live in Melbourne, the state's capital city.
||Migrants come from over 200 countries||Almost one quarter of Victoria's population was born overseas - 43.6 percent were either born overseas, or have a parent who was born overseas.|
||English is the offical language||Over 180 languages and dialects are spoken in Victoria. More than 20 percent of Victorians - and almost 30 percent of Melburnians - speak a language other than English at home|
|Time||Applies between||Compared with Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
|First Sunday in April to first Sunday in October||Victoria is 10 hours ahead (UTC +10)|
Daylight saving time
Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)
|First Sunday in October to first Sunday in April||Victoria is 11 hours ahead (UTC +11)|
The White Pages telephone directory has world time zones.
For more information on daylight saving, visit Business Victoria