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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.

  • 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.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!

Note: Additional travel information for Australia will be posted soon.

About the Author

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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 10, 2020.