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Geography Statistics of Australia

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

  • Coastline: 15,532 mi (25,760 km)
  • (includes Tasmania and small coastal islands)
  • Land Area:
    ( land) 2,941,299 sq miles (7,617,930 sq km)
    ( water) 26,610 sq miles (68,920 sq km)
    ( TOTAL) 29,679,095 sq miles (7,686,850 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: Australia has 6 states and 2 territories** They are: Australian Capital Territory**, New South Wales, Northern Territory**, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia
  • Horizontal Width: 2,511 miles (4,042 km) from Perth directly east to Sydney
  • Vertical Length: 1,960 miles (3,155 km) from Darwin directly southeast to Melbourne

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (0)
  • Geographic Center: About 228.37 miles (367.52 km) east of Ayers Rock
  • Highest Point: Mt. Kosciuszko 7,312 ft (2,229 m)
  • Lowest Point: Lake Eyre -49 feet (-15 m)
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Relative Location

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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