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Darwin, Australia
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    (February 5, 1869- )
    Capital of Northern Territory
    Originally named Palmerston after British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston
    Renamed after Charles Darwin (1911)
    Population (2010): 127,500
    In 'the Pearl Harbor of Australia,' a Japanese air raid killed 243 people (February 19, 1942).
    Cyclone Tracy killed 71 people and destroyed two thirds of the city.
    It is one of the world's most lightning-prone cities.
    Swimming in the ocean during the summer should be avoided due to venomous box jellyfish.
    It has a history of alcohol-related violence.
    It had over 6000 assaults, with 350 producing broken noses or jaws, more than anywhere else in the world according to the Royal Darwin Hospital (2009).
    It was rebuilt after Tracy.
    Aborigines make up 9.7% of the population, a larger proportion than any other Australian capital city.
    Winter temperatures rarely drop below 55 F and it has never recorded frost.
    It has some great locations for fishing.
    It is considered Australia's gateway to Asia.
    It became an American military base with the arrival of 250 US Marines (2012).

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