|Land Area||7,682,300 km2|
|Water Area||58,920 km2|
|Total Area||7,741,220km2 (#6)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Democracy (Federal Parliament) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm|
|GDP (PPP)||$1,190.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$48,800|
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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.
- 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.
TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:
- Australia Fishing
- Australia Golf
- Australia National Parks
- Australia Official Travel Site
- Australia Photos
- Australia Wineries
- Australian Explorer
- Ayers Rock "Uluru"
- Blue Mountains
- Discover Australia
- Fraser Island
- Gold Coast Beaches
- Great Ocean Road
- Kangaroo Island
- Kimberley Region
- Northern Territory
- Nullarbor Plain
- Shark Bay
- Ski Australia
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- World Heritage Sites in Australia
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Australia territories, states & their capitals
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.