Woden Valley is located in the southern part of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The area is situated on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal people, who have lived in the region for tens of thousands of years. The Ngunnawal people have a profound cultural and spiritual connection to the land and continue to maintain their culture and traditions.

Woden Valley is a predominantly residential area with a mix of apartments, townhouses, and single-family homes. The region is home to several schools, parks, and recreational facilities, including the Woden Town Centre, a central commercial hub in the area. The town centre features a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, as well as government offices and public services.

Woden Valley is well connected to the rest of Canberra by public transport, with bus services running regularly throughout the region. The area is also home to several cultural and community organizations, including the Woden Valley Community Council and the Canberra Southern Cross Club.

Overall, Woden Valley is a diverse and vibrant community located on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal people. The region offers its residents a high quality of life, with a range of amenities and services available to support their needs and interests.

Woden Valley is one of the five satellite cities that make up the ACT. The other four locations include Canberra North and South, Tuggeranong, Belconnen, and Gungahlin.

Within the district are a number of community facilities including the Phillip campus of the Canberra College, a secondary school catering to years 11 and 12 (16 - 18 years old); a library, the Woden Youth Centre, and the Canberra Hospital, which is located in the north of the district.

In 1964 it was the first satellite city to be built, separate from the Canberra Central district. Woden has its own shopping centre, employment opportunities and accommodation with twelve suburbs arranged around the Woden Town Centre, which include Chifley, Curtin, Farrer, Garran, Hughes, Isaacs, Lyons, Mawson, O'Malley, Pearce, Phillip and Torrens.

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Located less than a 10-minute drive to either Parliament House or Manuka Oval, the Woden Valley district is a set of contiguous residential suburbs that surround the Woden Town Centre, which includes a major shopping centre, called Westfield Woden, or more commonly known as Woden Plaza. Woden is also home to the tallest building in Canberra, Lovett Tower, which stands at 22 stories. Lovett Tower and a number of other buildings host staff from Australian Government agencies; there is also some light industrial development in the town centre.

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