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Australia Facts

Australia's Information

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Land Area 7,682,300 km2
Water Area 58,920 km2
Total Area 7,741,220km2 (#6)
Population 22,992,654 (#56)
Population Density 2.99/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (Federal Parliament) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm
GDP (PPP) $1,190.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $48,800
Currency Dollar (AUD)
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About Australia

  • 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

Australia Trivia

What is the Biggest State and Territory in Australia?

The biggest territory in Australia is Western Australia, which has a land area of 2.5 square kilometers. Queensland is the largest state with a land area of 1.7 square kilometers.

Australian States and Territories By Population

What Are the Major Ethnic Backgrounds of Australians?

67.4% of Australians cite British heritage. 8.7% of Australians claim Irish ancestry, 3.8% claim Italian, and 3.7% claim German. Australians of Chinese heritage represent 3.6% of the population, while Aboriginal Australians account for 3% of the population.

Demographics and Ethnic Groups of Australia

What is the Richest State in Australia?

WIth a net growth of 88 million, New South Wales is considered to be the richest state in Australia.

Richest And Poorest States Of Australia

What is the Official Language of Australia?

English is the de facto national language of Australia.

What Languages Are Spoken In Australia?

What are the Major Industries in Australia?

The service industry comprises of over 70% of the Australia GDP. It dominates the economy, which employs over 79% of the labor force. Other major industries include tourism, healthcare, media, finance, and mining.

What Are The Biggest Industries In Australia?

Do Kangaroos Live Outside of Australia?

Kangaroos are only found in Australia.

Are Kangaroos Only Found In Australia?

States & Territories of Australia

This page was last updated on July 8, 2016.