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Alice Springs,

town (1991 pop. 20,448), Northern Territory, Australia. It lies in a pastoral area surrounded by desert near the center of the continent and is a stop on the Adelaide Darwin Railway. The town became important as a telegraph station on the overland route from Adelaide to Darwin. It is now the focus of tourism for central Australia. Gold, copper, tungsten, and mica are mined in the area.

Alice Springs

a town in central Australia, in the Northern Territory, in the Macdonnell Ranges. Pop.: 23 640 (2001)
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Average temperatures in Alice Springs at that time of year hover around 35 degrees, meaning England's players will be battling the elements when they take on the Chairman's XI four days after the completion of the first Test.
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Sitting at a restaurant in Alice Springs, Australia, I realized I'd never been this far from home before.