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Australia Facts

  • Name: Australia
    (long form) Commonwealth of Australia
  • Capital City: Canberra (367,752 pop.)
  • Australia Population: 23,480,939 (2014 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
    (conversion rates)

    Yuan
    5 Australian Dollars
  • Australian Ethnicity: (countrywide breakdown) English 32%, Australian 27%, Irish 7%, Italian 4%, indigenous 3%, Scottish 2%, German 2%, Chinese 2%
  • Australian Languages: (countrywide breakdown) English 78.5%, Chinese 2.5%, Italian 1.6%, Greek 1.3%, Arabic 1.2%, Vietnamese 1%, other 8.2%, unspecified 5.7% (2006 Census)
  • Australian Religion: (countrywide breakdown) Protestant 27.4% (Anglican 18.7%, Uniting Church 5.7%, Presbyterian and Reformed 3%), Catholic 25.8%, Eastern Orthodox 2.7%, other Christian 7.9%, Buddhist 2.1%, Muslim 1.7%, other 2.4%, unspecified 11.3%, none 18.7% (2006 Census)
  • GDP total: $907.7 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $42,400 (2012 est.)
  • Holidays
  • Land Sizes
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Canberra, Wollongong, Logan City
  • Name: From the Latin australis, meaning "southern"
  • National Day: January 26
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Australia territories, states & their capitals

Region Capital Quick Reference
Australian Capital Territory Canberra Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales Sydney New South Wales
Northern Territory Darwin Northern Territory
Queensland Brisbane Queensland
South Australia Adelaide South Australia
Tasmania Hobart Tasmania
Victoria Melbourne Victoria
Western Australia Perth Western Australia

States & Territories of Australia

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.