Wednesday, February 1, 2023

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA
Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities are Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, a vast interior desert wilderness called the Outback and the unique animal species like Kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.
Capital: Canberra
Currency: Australian Dollar

Interesting Facts about Australia

  1. Australia is the biggest island and smallest continent in the world.
  2. It is the sixth largest country in the world by area, occupying an entire continent of some 7.6million square kilometers.
  3. The name Australia comes from the Latin word ‘Australis ‘, meaning Southern.
  4. The Red Kangaroo is the national animal of Australia.
  5. The world’s largest cattle station ‘Anna Creek Station’ is in Australia.
  6. Over 200 different languages and dialects are spoken in Australia including 45 indigenous languages. The most common non-English spoken languages are Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin.
  7. Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1902.
  8. The Australian city Melbourne is the Sporting Capital of World.
  9. Australia’s ‘Highway 1’ is the world’s longest national highway, with about 14,500 km.
  10. The largest Greek population in the world outside of Greece is found in Melbourne, Victoria.
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