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Where is Australia?

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Located in the continent of Oceania, Australia covers 7,682,300 square kilometers of land and 58,920 square kilometers of water, making it the 6th largest nation in the world with a total area of 7,741,220 square kilometers.

Australia was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1918. The population of Australia is 22,015,576 (2012) 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 Australia are refered to as Australian.

The dialing code for the country is 61 and the top level internet domain for Australian sites is .au.

Australia does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Australia section.

Quick facts

Population 22,015,576
Density 2.9 / km2 ( 7.4 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1918
Capital Canberra (Australian Capital Territory)
Currency Australian Dollar
GDP 1,450,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 65,862 (2014 data)
Land Area 7,682,300 km2 (2,966,151 mi2)
Water Area 58,920 km2 (22,749 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 112.910
Maximum Longitude 159.110
Mininum Latitude -54.760
Maximum Latitude -9.230

What is the capital of Australia?

map showing the location of Australia
Location of Canberra on a map.

Canberra is the capital city of Australia. It has a population of 367,752, and is located on a latitue of -35.28 and longitude of 149.13.

Canberra is also the political center of Australia, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Canberra, the Capital Of Australia

City Canberra
Country Australia
Population 367,752
Longitude 149.12807000
Latitude -35.28346000
Elevation 571 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Australia

Rank City Population
#1Sydney4,627,345
#2Melbourne4,246,375
#3Brisbane2,189,878
#4Perth1,896,548
#5Adelaide1,225,235
#6Gold Coast591,473
#7Canberra367,752
#8Newcastle308,308
#9Wollongong292,190
#10Logan City282,673
#11Geelong226,034
#12Hobart216,656
#13Townsville196,219
#14Cairns153,075
#15Toowoomba131,258
#16Darwin129,062
#17Rockingham108,022
#18Launceston106,153
#19Bendigo100,617
#20Ballarat97,937

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.