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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

Australia Trivia

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 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 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?

What are the Deadliest Snakes in Australia?

The deadliest snakes in Australia include the southern death adder, the lowlands copperhead, the inland fierce taipan, the gwardar, and the coastal eastern taipan.

10 Deadliest Snakes Of Australia

What Kind of Plants Live in Australia?

Some of the native plant species of Australia include the archer's eremophila, the lance-leaved sundew and the bull kauri.

Native Plants Of Australia

What is the Biggest Mall in Australia?

The 2 million square foot Chadstone Shopping Centre in Malvern East, Victoria, is the largest shopping center in Australia. Until the year 2009, it was the largest shopping center in the Southern Hemisphere. Other large shopping malls include the 1.9 million square foot Westfield Fountain Gate in Melbourne and Westfield Sydney, which is 1.8 million square feet.

The Largest Shopping Centres In Australia

States & Territories of Australia