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Flag of Australia
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

Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere, so seasons are opposite the Northern Hemisphere. The warmest months are December, January, February; the coldest are June, July and August.

Australia is a vast land so weather conditions vary widely. As an example, with over 40% of the country's landmass covered by desert and sand dunes, the climate is very dry (and very hot) in those areas.

Overall, Australia receives more than 3,000 hours of sunshine annually. Rain falls mainly around the coastal areas, and in the tropical regions of the north. In fact, the far-northern areas of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia are all mostly tropical.

In that northern tropical climate there are two seasons: warm and dry; wet and hot. The best time to visit the north is early in the dry season, April through August. The wet season typically runs from December until March, with frequent heavy rains commonplace.

Excluding the desert areas, the southern two-thirds of Australia are temperate, with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. In these areas the summer season's (December to March) average high temp is near 84º F (29º C), while in winter (June to August) the average low temperature is near 56º F (13º C).

Tasmania temperatures (summer and winter) are normally 10 to 15 degrees cooler than the mainland.

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Seasonal Temperature Averages

HIGH TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 85/29 (Feb) 84/29 (Mar) 83/28 (Apr) 79/26

(May) 74/24 (Jun) 70/21 (Jul) 69/21 (Aug) 71/22

(Sep) 75/24 (Oct) 78/26 (Nov) 81/27 (Dec) 84/29

LOW TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 70/21 (Feb) 70/21 (Mar) 67/20 (Apr) 63/17

(May) 57/14 (Jun) 52/11 (Jul) 49/9 (Aug) 50/10

(Sep) 55/13 (Oct) 60/16 (Nov) 65/18 (Dec) 68/20


HIGH TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 89/32 (Feb) 89/31 (Mar) 89/32 (Apr) 91/33

(May) 90/32 (Jun) 87/31 (Jul) 87/30 (Aug) 88/31

(Sep) 91/33 (Oct) 92/33 (Nov) 92/33 (Dec) 91/33

LOW TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 77/25 (Feb) 76/25 (Mar) 76/24 (Apr) 75/24

(May) 72/22 (Jun) 68/20 (Jul) 67/19 (Aug) 69/21

(Sep) 74/23 (Oct) 77/25 (Nov) 78/26 (Dec) 78/26


HIGH TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 72/22 (Feb) 72/22 (Mar) 69/21 (Apr) 65/18

(May) 59/15 (Jun) 55/13 (Jul) 54/12 (Aug) 56/13

(Sep) 59/15 (Oct) 63/17 (Nov) 66/19 (Dec) 69/20

LOW TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 53/12 (Feb) 53/12 (Mar) 51/11 (Apr) 48/9

(May) 44/6 (Jun) 40/4 (Jul) 39/4 (Aug) 40/4

(Sep) 43/6 (Oct) 45/7 (Nov) 48/9 (Dec) 51/11


HIGH TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 89/32 (Feb) 89/32 (Mar) 85/30 (Apr) 77/25

(May) 71/22 (Jun) 66/19 (Jul) 64/18 (Aug) 65/18

(Sep) 68/20 (Oct) 72/22 (Nov) 78/26 (Dec) 84/29

LOW TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 63/17 (Feb) 64/18 (Mar) 61/16 (Apr) 56/13

(May) 51/10 (Jun) 49/9 (Jul) 47/8 (Aug) 47/8

(Sep) 48/9 (Oct) 51/10 (Nov) 55/13 (Dec) 59/15

About the Author

John Moen is a cartographer who along with his wife are the orignal founders of worldatlas.com. He and his wife, Chris Woolwine-Moen, produced thousands of award-winning maps that are used all over the world and content that aids students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography and map questions. Today, it's one of the most popular educational sites on the web.

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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

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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.

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.