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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

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
For the people that journey to this vast country, the enticing lure of Australia is the sheer number of its totally unique attractions; including "Uluru," or Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, Nullarbor Plain, Shark Bay and The Kimberley region, to name but a few.

In addition, the Blue Mountains, Fraser Island, Gold Coast beaches, Great Ocean Road, Kangaroo Island, Sydney Harbor and Tasmania are major draws.

From major cities to small towns; from east to west; north to south, and across the desert sands and outbacks of Australia, there is so much to see and so much to do that it literally boggles the mind.

For travel tips, city details, major attractions and points-of-interest, follow the links below.

GENERAL INTEREST:
  • Calling Code: 61
  • Electricity: 220-240V, 50Hz
  • Times to Travel: Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons are directly opposite of those in the Northern Hemisphere.

    In the northern tropical regions there are two seasons to note (warm and dry) and (wet and hot). The best time to visit the north (weather wise) are in the dry season months of April through August.

    Conversely, the most desirable times to travel to the southern regions of Australia (weather wise) are the summer months, November through March.

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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

This page was last updated on November 29, 2017.