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This is the Perl script used to generate the tables for the 8 States and territories of Australia.

#!/usr/bin/perl

# Table generator for Australian states
# Licensed under GFDL, submitted to Wikipedia.
#
# This is a Perl script. To run it on a Windows platform, you need 
# to download a Windows Perl distribution such as ActivePerl 
# http://www.ActiveState.com/ActivePerl
#
# Usage: perl whatever_filename_you_gave_this_script.pl "Full name of state"
#
# e.g. perl gen.pl "Australian Capital Territory"
# 
# Wikitext will appear on standard output, and unless you comment out the relevant
# lines, it will be copied to the Windows clipboard also.
#
# This script consists of three sections: wikitext with substitution tags, a CSV
# spreadsheet, and the Perl code to perform the substitution and output the result.
# The CSV section can be edited with any spreadsheet application.

use Text::ParseWords;

# Optional clipboard dump:
use Win32::Clipboard;

#-------------------------------------------------------------------------
$wikitext = <<'END OF WIKITEXT';
<table border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" align="right" width="300px">
<caption><font size="+1">
	'''<<Name>>'''
</font></caption><tr><td style="background:#efefef;" align="center" colspan=2>
<table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0">
<tr><td align="center" width="140px">
	[[Image:<<Flag>>|<<Name>> state flag]]
</td><td align="center" width="140px">
	[[Image::<<COA>>|<<Name>> coat of arms]]
</td></tr><tr><td align="center" width="140px"><font size=-1>
	State flag ([[Flag of <<Name>>|Full size]])
</font></td><td align="center" width="140px">
	<font size=-1>Coat of Arms ([[Coat of Arms of <<Name>>|Full size]])</font>
</td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td align="center" colspan=2>
	[[Image:<<Map>>|Location of <<Name>>]]
</td></tr><tr><td>
	[[Capital]]
</td><td>
	[[<<Capital article>>|<<Capital>>]]
</td></tr><tr><td>
	[[Area]]<br>
	— Land <br>
	— Marine <br>
	— Total
</td><td>
	<br>
	<<Land area>> [[square kilometer|km²]]<br>
	<<Marine area>> [[square kilometer|km²]] <br> 
	<<Total area>> [[square kilometer|km²]] <br>
</td></tr><tr><td>
	[[Population]] (2002)<br> 
	[[Density]]
</td><td>
	<<Population>><br> 
	<<Density>>/km²              
</td></tr><tr><td>
	[[Time zone]]  
</td><td>
	<<Time zone>>
</td></tr><tr><td>
	Highest point
</td><td>
	<<Mountain>> (<<Height>> [[metre|m]])
</td></tr><tr><td>
	[[ISO 3166-2]] code:
</td><td>
	<<ISO 3166-2>>
</td></tr></table>
END OF WIKITEXT

#-------------------------------------------------------------------------

$csv = <<'END OF CSV SPREADSHEET';
Name,Flag,COA,Big flag,Big COA,,Capital,Capital article,Mainland area,Island area,Land area,Marine area,Total,Population,Density,Mainland coastal length,Island,Total length,ISO 3166-2,Mountain,Height,Time zone
Australian Capital Territory,Australian_Capital_Territory_flag_small.jpg,Canberra_coat_of_arms_small.jpg,Australian_Capital_Territory_flag.jpg,Canberra_coat_of_arms.jpg,ACT_in_Australia_map.png,Canberra,Canberra, 2 358,  0, 2 358,  0, 2 358, 322 200,136.64,  54,  3,  57,AU-CT,Bimberi Peak,1912,UTC+10 (except during [[daylight saving time]]—UTC+11)
New South Wales,New_South_Wales_flag_small.png,New_South_Wales_coat_of_arms_small.jpg,,New_South_Wales_coat_of_arms.png,NSW_in_Australia_map.png,Canberra,Canberra, 800 628,  14, 800 642, 8 802, 809 444,6 657 400,8.32, 2 007,  130, 2 137,AU-NS,Mt Kosciuszko,2228,UTC+10 (except during [[daylight saving time]]—UTC+11)
Northern Territory,Northern_Territory_flag_small.png,Northern_Territory_crest_small.jpg,Northern_Territory_flag.png,Northern_Territory_crest.jpg,NT_in_Australia_map.png,Sydney,Sydney,1 335 742, 13 387,1 349 129, 71 839,1 420 968, 197 700,0.15, 5 437, 5 516, 10 953,AU-NT,Mt Zeil,1531,UTC+9:30
Queensland,Queensland_flag_small.png,Queensland_coat_of_arms_small.jpg,,,QLD_in_Australia_map.png,Darwin,"Darwin, Australia",1 723 936, 6 712,1 730 648, 121 994,1 852 642,3 729 000,2.15, 6 973, 6 374, 13 347,AU-QL,Bartle Frere (South Peak),1622,UTC+10
South Australia,South_Australia_flag_small.png,South_Australia_coat_of_arms_small.jpg,South_Australia_flag.png,South_Australia_coat_of_arms.jpg,SA_in_Australia_map.png,Brisbane,Brisbane, 978 810, 4 672, 983 482, 60 032,1 043 514,1 522 500,1.55, 3 816, 1 251, 5 067,AU-SA,Mt Woodroffe,1435,UTC+9:30 (except during [[daylight saving time]]—UTC+10:30)
Tasmania,Tasmania_flag_small.png,Tasmania_coat_of_arms_small.jpg,Tasmania_flag.png,Tasmania_coat_of_arms.jpg,TAS_in_Australia_map.png,Adelaide,Adelaide, 64 519, 3 882, 68 401, 22 357, 90 758, 473 400,6.92, 2 833, 2 049, 4 882,AU-TS,Mt Ossa,1617,UTC+10 (except during [[daylight saving time]]—UTC+11)
Victoria,Victoria_state_flag_small.png,Victoria_state_armorial_ensign_small.jpg,,,VIC_in_Australia_map.png,Hobart,"Hobart, Australia", 227 010,  406, 227 416, 10 213, 237 629,4 888 200,21.49, 1 868,  644, 2 512,AU-VI,Mt Bogong,1986,UTC+10 (except during [[daylight saving time]]—UTC+11)
Western Australia,Western_Australia_flag_small.png,Western_Australia_coat_of_arms_small.jpg,Western_Australia_flag.png,Western_Australia_coat_of_arms.jpg,WA_in_Australia_map.png,Melbourne,Melbourne,2 526 786, 3 089,2 529 875, 115 740,2 645 615,1 934 500,0.76, 12 889, 7 892, 20 781,AU-WA,Mt Meharry,1253,UTC+8
END OF CSV SPREADSHEET
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------

$stateName = shift;
@lines = split('\n', $csv);
@heads = parse_line(',', 0, $lines[0]);

foreach $line (@lines) {
	@cells = parse_line(',', 0, $line);
	if ($cells[0] eq $stateName) {
		for ($col=0; $col < scalar(@cells); $col++) {
			$wikitext =~ s/<<$heads[$col]>>/$cells[$col]/g;
		}
	}
}

print $wikitext;

# optional:
Win32::Clipboard()->Set($wikitext);

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