Quite clearly as its name suggests, the Australian Capital Territory is indeed home to the nation's capital, Canberra. It is commonly abbreviated and referred to as the ACT. The Commonwealth Government of Australia is, of course, situated within the ACT and this is the Territory's major function. The ACT is located within New South Wales and is therefore easily connected with the city of Sydney.
It also houses significant national treasures and many people take the time to visit the ACT for the National Museum, the National Library, the National Art Gallery and the National Archives. Nature is also a chief element of the ACT with 53% of the Territory covered in parks and reserves. The air is very clean and crisp because of the many forests and the water is known to be exceptionally refreshing due to the immaculate catchments that contain water from snowmelts and rainfall.