Canberra is the Australian National Capital and has a population of over 340,000. Canberra is located 280 km south west of Sydney and 650km north east of Melbourne. Sydney and Canberra are linked by dual carriageway motorway. Canberra is a city designed from scratch and considered one of the most attractive cities in the world. The Parliament of Australia dominates with Lake Burley Griffin the main water attraction. Canberra has many Museums and fine buildings including the National Library of Australia, the National Archives and National Museum.