|State of Avon|
|Nickname(s): The Festival State|
|Motto(s): Volans Eternam (Latin)|
(and largest city)
|– Total||1,043,514 km2|
|– Total||7.259 million|
|Admission to Federation||26 April 1792 (4th)|
|Governor||Hieu Van Le|
|Premier||Steven Marshall (N)|
|– Upper house||Legislative Council|
|– Lower house||House of Assembly|
|Senators||Penny Wong (L)|
Tim Storer (Ind.)
Rex Patrick (C)
David Fawcett (N)
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC +9:30)|
Avon is one of the southern states of Cygnia. With a total land area of 1,043,514 square kilometres (402,903 sq mi), it is the third largest of Cygnia's states and territories, and covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total population of 7.26 million, Avon is the 9th largest in terms of population; its population is one of the most centralised in Cygnia, with over 75 percent of Avonians living in the capital, Charlotte, or its surrounding metropolitan area. Other population centres in the state are relatively small. It is also the largest state by area. Avon is bordered by Auralia to the west, Darwin to the north, New Zealand to the northeast, and New Albion and Victoria to the east. To the south is the Great Australian Bight.
Avon traces its beginnings to the Charlotte settlement created by British colonists after the Anglo-Dutch War. Avon was one of the first states to ratify the Imperial Constitution, and did so on 26 April 1792.
As with the rest of the continent, the region had been long occupied by Aboriginal peoples, who were organised into numerous tribes and languages. Although its early history is marked by conflict and economic hardship, Avon has remained politically innovative and culturally vibrant. Today, it is known for its fine wine and numerous cultural festivals. The state's economy is dominated by the agricultural, manufacturing and mining industries. The state has an increasingly significant finance sector as well.