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Australia. Geography. Australia is located in the southern hemisphere. It is the 6 th largest country as well as the smallest continent in the world. (2,941,299 sq mi) Australia has six states and two territories. The capital is Canberra. . Major Cities. History.

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Geography
Geography

  • Australia is located in the southern hemisphere.

  • It is the 6th largest country as well as the smallest continent in the world. (2,941,299 sq mi)

  • Australia has six states and two territories.

  • The capital is Canberra.



History
History

  • Australia was given it’s independence on January 1, 1901 from the United Kingdom.

  • It is also known as the Commonwealth of Australia.

  • They have a Parliamentary Democracy.

  • The monarch is Queen Elizabeth II.


Flag

  • Blue – truth, loyalty, perseverance & justice

  • White - peace and honesty

  • Red – bravery & strength


Economy
Economy

  • Major exports include: coal, iron ore, gold, meat, wool, alumina, wheat, and machinery.

  • HDI 2nd

  • 5.7% of the people are unemployed.

  • Use of money is the Australian dollar.

  • Australia's largest export markets are Japan, China, the US, South Korea, and New Zealand.


Food

  • Throughout the majority of Australian history, the cuisine was based on traditional bush food using native berries, fruit, fish, kangaroo and even insects.


Animals
Animals

  • Australia has the greatest amount of reptiles than any other country.

    • consisting of 755 different kinds of species!

  • Australia has many different types of habitats therefore there are many kinds of animals that live here.


Sports
Sports

  • The most popular sports in Australia are cricket, rugby, field hockey, and of course soccer.

  • About 24% of people over the age of 15 in Australia are active and play a sport.


Getting around
Getting Around

  • Australia is the second highest car ownership in the world.

  • They also have a large railroad system consisting of 33,819km.

  • Australia has 464 airports, that’s 17th in the world!


Sydney
Sydney

  • Sydney is the largest city in Australia.

  • 33°51′35.9″S 151°12′40″E

  • A population of 4.5 million

  • State capital of New South Wales

  • Sydney is ranked among the top 10 most livable cities in the world.


Opera house
Opera House

  • The Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts center and one of the most famous in the world.

  • Completed in 1973 with the architectural design from JørnUtzon.

  • About 1,500 performances take place here every year.


References
References

  • http://australian-animals.net/

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia

  • http://www.australia.com/index.aspx

  • http://www.about-australia.com/facts/

  • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html


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