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About Australia


Australia is the sixth largest nation after Russia, Canada, China, the United States of America and Brazil. Despite Australia’s large estimated land area of 7, 692, 024 square kilometres, it has a relatively small population of 23.94 Million (as at December 2015).
Australia is a culturally diverse nation with 28.2 % (as at June 2015) of the population being born overseas. Australia is a land like no other, it has spectacular landscapes, high quality of life and a great number of the flora and fauna are found nowhere else in the world. In Australia, you can experience everything from tropical rainforests, to red deserts, to fantastic beaches, to snowfields, it is a country that is vast and varied.
Australia is home to one of the oldest living cultures, Aboriginal cultures were established almost 60, 000 years prior to European settlement.
Australia has low unemployment, a highly skilled workforce and low inflation. Australia is the twelfth largest economy in the world and the fourth largest economy in the Asia region.


FULL TITLE: Commonwealth of Australia
MAIN LANGUAGE: English (plus more than 300 others)
CURRENCY: Australian Dollar (AUD)
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 84 years (women) & 80 years (men)
NATIONAL DAY: Australia Day – 26th of January
AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION: 6 states & 2 territories
LARGEST STATE: Western Australia (about the same size as Western Europe)
HIGHEST POINT: Mount Kosciuszko, 2,228 metres

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia