Amazing Facts About Australia

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Australia is Located in the continent of Oceania, it covers over 7682300.00 square kilometers of land, making it the sixth largest nation in the world and has a land mass of ‎ Land Area‎: ‎7,682,300 km2 (2,966,151 mi2)

Australia was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1901. The population of Australia is 24.13 million in (2016) and the nation has a density of 3 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD). As well, the people of Canada are referred to as Aussie.

The capital of Australia is Canberra.

 

Facts Australia

Australia is considered the worlds largest island at 7.6million kilometers.

Australia is so spacious, it holds the lowest population density in the world at 3 people per square kilometers of land.

The official name of Australia is the Common wealth of Australia.

Australia is split into 8 states, Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, North Territory, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland.

Australia partly includes some of the Antarctic territory.

The capital of Australia is Canberra, which is 153 miles away from Sydney.

Australia’s population is roughly 24,000,000 and 380,000 of them live in Canberra.

61% of the Australian population is made up of Christian’s, 2.5% are Buddist, 2.2% are Muslim and 1,3% Hindu.

Mt. Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia, standing at 7,310ft.

Uluru is also known as Ayers Rock, it can be found at the center of the country. At 2,831ft makes it the largest rock in Australia.

Australia is home to the Great Barrier Reef, the reason why it’s so great is that it’s the worlds longest Coral Reef. It is also made up of 2,900 Reefs. The Reef stretches over 2,300km, so big it is visible from space.

The National language in Australia is English, but over 200 languages are spoken in the Country. Some of the languages spoken are Italian, Cantonese, Arabic and Mandarin.

In Australia Kangaroos can be eaten. They are considered healthier alternatives to beef and lamb.

Australia is home to over 1500 species of Spider.

Two of the deadliest spider in the world live in Australia. They are, red back spider and Sydney funnel-web spider. These spiders are the most poisonous spiders in the world.

Australia is home to over 140 species of Snake.

Australia is 14 hours ahead of the US

Seasons in Australia are Summer(December-February), Autumn(March-May), Winter(June-August), Spring(September-November).

Australia holds the world record in 2015 for highest amount of Santa’s surfing. 23 of them were recorded.

Australia consumes a high amount of alcohol, around 1.35 trillion bottles of wine are produced by the country. In 2012 it was estimated that Australia spent over 14.1 billion Austrian dollars each year on alcohol.

Australia retains 26 January as Australian National Day.

The British government use to send convicts to Australia to reduce overcrowding.

Australia has the longest railway track at 480km, starting from Queensland to South Australia.

The country has a long sports history but doesn’t have a national sport, the popular sports in Australia are Rugby and Cricket.

The Australian box Jelly Fish is known as the worlds most venomous marine animal. It is said that a touch can lead to cardiac arrest.

Australia is home 20% of the worlds poker machines, between 2003-2004 gamblers lost over 16.4 billion dollars.

Crocodile Dundee is the highest grossing movie in Australia with about 47,000,000 dollars, which is twice as much as Mad Max Fury at 21,000,000 dollars.

The highest selling single in Australia is Party Rock Anthem by American music due LMFAO, with sales of up to 1,000,000 records.

Elton John’s Candle in the Wind, written in 1997 for princess Diana is the second highest selling single in Australia.

Australia has over 10,685 beaches across the country.

The Australian fish industry is a multi billion dollar industry.

Australia consumes about 6kg of Fish per person each year.

Before Australia was named Melbourne, it was shortly called Batmania, after one of its founders John Batman.

Melbourne is home to the worlds first gay radio station “Joy 94.9”. The radio station was created in 1993.

Flip flops in Australia are called Thongs.

The hottest ever temperature recorded in Australia was 50.7 degrees C and lowest -23 degrees C.

Australis is home to many inventors. The black box was invented in Australia by Dr. David Warren, Notepad was invented by J.A Birchall, and the Flush toilet by Bruce Tompson.

In 1856 Victoria and south Australia were the first to introduce secret ballot. The idea of voting in secret boots which are considered more secure. By 1884 the US, UK and Europe had embraced the idea.

Anzac Day is a national anniversary in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Aussie and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping. The event is held on the 25th of April.

Boomerangs were first invented in Australis, they were originally used for hunting.

Australia is the lowest and flattest country in the world. The lowest point is Lake Eyre 15 miles beneath sea level and the highest is Mt. Kosciuszko.

Australia is ranked 52st in the world when it comes to internet speed.

Australia was mapped by Dutch and British explorers.

 

Places to Visit in Australia

Adelaide– Adelaide is Australia’s fifth largest city and the capital of south Australia. It has a population of about 1.3 million people. More than three quarters of south Australians reside in the south Australian city of Adelaide. The city is located on a plain between the rolling Adelaide Hills and the Gulf St Vincent and is bordered by many of Australia’s famous wine regions. Historically known as the City of Churches much of the architecture in the inner city is retained from the colonial era.

Darwin– Hugging the coastline of Northern Territory, Darwin has long been the most international of the country’s major cities. Its close proximity to other countries in the Indian Ocean has made the city a transportation hub since its earliest days. Devastated during WW II, Darwin is a resilient town with a spirit that can’t be defeated. Today, the city of around 75,000 people is a popular holiday destination.

Hobart– Hobart is the capital city of the Australian island of Tasmania, as well as Australia’s second oldest city after Sydney. With a population of about 250,000 Hobart is small and intimate compared to larger mainland Australian cities, reflecting the small size of the state. There are many fine examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture in Hobart, such as Salamanca Place, which has a terrace of warehouses dating back to the whaling days of the 1830s. It has a mild temperate oceanic climate, with four distinct seasons.

Brisbane – Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland and has a population of about 2 million people, this makes it the third-largest city in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne. Brisbane’s year-records a warm climate year round, spectacular scenery and pleasant locals have been the draw-cards for many domestic and international visitors, making Brisbane the fastest-growing city in Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

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