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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.
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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.
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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