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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

Climate:
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
BRISBANE

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

DARWIN

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

HOBART

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

PERTH

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

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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