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Australlia Continent Fact

Autrallia Continent is smallest continent on earth.

Australia is the smallest of the seven continents. It is also the sixth largest country. Its nickname of the "land down under" is due to the fact that it is located entirely below the equator. The word Australia is Latin for "southern land."

A chain of mountains called the Great Dividing Range runs north and south along the east coast of the continent. These mountains block rainfall and moisture from the Pacific and cause the inland of Australia to be mostly scrublands and deserts. The Australians call this area the outback.

The most important and striking physical feature of Australia lies just offshore of the continent. It is the Great Barrier Reef, the largest structure ever built by living creatures.

Australia has wildlife that is found no where else in the world. This is because Australia is so isolated from other large land masses, and its animals did not evolve in the same manner as in other areas of the world.

Australia has been an independent country since 1901. It is one of the most prosperous countries in the world. It exports large quantities of coal and iron ore and is a world leader in wool production.

Interesting Facts About Australian Geography

  • Area wise, Australia is the 6th largest country in the world, but its population density is one of the lowest in the whole world. This is due to the fact that three quarters of the country is completely uninhabitable.
  • Australia also happens to be the smallest, and driest inhabited continent in the world. The driest continent is Antarctica, but it is uninhabited.
  • Another interesting Australia fact is that Western Australia, the largest state in the country, is almost the same size as the entire Western Europe.
  • The Great Victoria Desert, the largest desert in the continent, is about one and a half times the size of the United Kingdom.
  • Australia is the only continent that does not have an active volcano on it.
  • There is no region on the entire continent that is more than 1000 km away from the coastline.
  • Australia has a coastline of around 60,000 km.
  • Hard to believe, but the Snowy Mountains, or the Australian Alps, receive more snowfall than Switzerland does.
  • Being in the lower hemisphere, the Winter season begins in the month of June, and the Summer season begins around Christmas time, on this continent.

This is list of countrie's in Australlia continent..
13. Marshall Islands – Majuro
31.Kiribati – South Tarawa 32.Micronesia – Palikir 33.New Zealand – Wellington

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Interesting Facts About Australian People

  • When the British began settling in Australia in the late 1700's, it was mainly to maintain a land to send their prisoners to. Currently, about 25% of the Australian population are direct descendants of those convicts that were transported to Australia.
  • Despite this fact, the homicide rate in Australia is 1.8 for every 100,000 people. The United States, formed by the religious missionaries, has a homicide rate of 6.3 per 100,000. This is around 400% greater than Australia.
  • There are around 20 million people living in Australia. Strangely, there are around 150 million sheep in Australia. Due to this, the country is the largest exporter of sheep wool and meat in the world.
  • After Athens, the second most Greek populated area in the world is Melbourne.
  • It is claimed that the literacy rate in Australia is an astounding 100%. In fact, now it does not even measure its literacy statistics.
  • Bob Hawke, the longest ever serving Prime Minister of Australia, is in the Guinness Book of World Records for drinking 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds.

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