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                                                   Australia

The name Australia has been derived from the Latin word ‘australis’ which means southern. Australia is a country and continent which is surrounded by Indian and Pacific Ocean. Official name of Australia is ‘Commonwealth of Australia’. It is the smallest continent but the 6th largest country having a population of around 20 million.

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  • The national animal of Australia is the Red Kangaroo.
  • It has the world’s 3rd largest ocean territory.
  • It is the only nation-continent in the world.
  • Over 200 different languages and dialects are spoken in Australia including 45 indigenous languages.
  • It has 16 world heritage listed sites including historic townships, cities and landscapes.
  • About 80 percent of adult Australian population is engaged in some kind of gambling which is the highest rate of gambling in the world.
  • Capital of the country is Canberra.
  • It is estimated that humans have lived in Australia for around 45000 years.
  • Australia is home to a variety of unique animals, including the Koala, Kangaroo, Emu, Kookaburra and Platypus.
  • Australia was inhabited by indigenous people for about 50,000 years before the British came.
  • It is the 12th largest economy in the world and had the world’s 5th highest per-capita income in 2014.
  • In Australia, there are more kangaroos than people.
  • This country has over 10,000 beaches.
  • In 1967, Australia’s prime minister went to the beach for a swim and disappeared while swimming.
  • Australia exports camels to Saudi Arabia.
  • Australia in an island surrounded by more than 8,000 smaller islands.
  • The top ten deadliest snakes can be found in Australia
  • In 2009, snipers were placed in Australia to protect a colony of little penguins from predators.
  • Lake Hillier in Australia is a bright pink colour and scientists are not sure why.

 

 

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