Australia. The Land Down Under. Ayers Rock. The Outback. Sydney, Australia. Australia is made up of six states and two territories. The 2 territories are The Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory . Australia is about the size of the United States.
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The Land Down Under
The 2 territories are The Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory
18.3 million people live there, about as many people as in New York.
Unlike other cities in Australia, Canberra is a planned city.
The student will be able to locate selected features of Australia.
a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea. Ayers Rock, and the Great Victoria Desert
huge desert plains stretching across the country’s middle
largest part has semi-arid (dry land) called the Outback
milder climates along the
southeastern and southwestern
larger population in the southern
coastal regions, esp. on the east
rain forests, mangrove swamps, grasslands
It is the world’s smallest and flattest continent
The Indian Ocean and
Pacific Oceans surround
Evergreen tree that are can survive in saltwater
Coral Sea Great Barrier Reef
Ayers RockGreat Victorian Desert
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s large Coral Reef, running more 1200 miles. It lies a short distance off the northeast coast of Queensland. The reef is in waters known as the Coral Sea. The reef contains the world’s largest collection of coral and a large variety of marine life. There are 400 types of coral, 1500+ species of fish, and 400 types of mollusks (snails, clams, octopi, and squid), and rare animals including the “sea cow” or dugong, and the large green turtle.
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