Chapter 20 Section 1. The land Down Under. The Land Down Under. Sometimes called the “Land Down Under,” Australia is a country and a continent located in the Southern Hemisphere. Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef lies off Australia’s northeastern coast .
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The land Down Under
The Great Barrier Reef lies off Australia’s northeastern coast.
A coral reef is a structure formed by the skeletons of small sea animals.
Coral formations have piled up for millions of years to create a colorful chain that stretches 1,250 miles.
Because of the country’s location in the southern Hemisphere, summer starts in December and winter starts in June.
Australia’s Aborigines are the descendants of the first immigrants who came from Asia at least 40,000 years ago.
One of their weapons for hunting was the boomerang.
Australia has a British-style parliamentary democracy.
A prime minister heads the government, and the British monarch is a ceremonial leader.
Sydney and Melbourne are Australia’s largest cities.
About 10 percent of Australians live in rural areas known as the bush.