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Western Australia is Australia's largest state and the second largest subnational entity in the world. The state's capital city is Perth. Western Australia is bounded by South Australia and the Northern Territory to the east, and the Indian Ocean to the west and north.
In recent years, tourism has grown in importance, with significant numbers of visitors to the state. Revenue from tourism is a strong economic driver in many of the smaller population centres outside of Perth, especially in coastal locations.
Western Australia has a significant fishing industry. Products for local consumption and export include Western Rock Lobsters, prawns, crabs, shark and tuna, as well as pearl fishing in the Kimberley region of the state. Processing is conducted along the west coast. Whaling was a key marine industry but ceased at Albany in 1978.
Western Australia's winemaking regions are almost entirely concentrated in the south-western portion of the State. Major wine producing regions include: Margaret River, The Great Southern, Swan Valley as well as several smaller districts including Blackwood Valley, Manjimup, Pemberton, Peel, Perth Hills, and Geographe. Several wineries produce wine for local consumption and international export.