Why are so many people fascinated with the continent of Australia? The answer is in the fact that Australia has a bunch of places for you to see and enjoy its natural and physical wonders. But beyond these wonders, there are more facts about Australia that you do not know about. Here are some of these facts.


One of these facts is that Australia is home to 200-plus languages, including Tagalong and English, which is spoken by many of the different ethnic groups in the continent –including the Aborigines. That is a lot of languages for a small country like that one.

The 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road

Furthermore, Australia happens to be the world’s smallest continent and the only country in the world that can claim itself as a continent, island and a country. In addition to this, Australia happens to be the largest island in the word as well.

Parliament in Canberra

Moreover, the main population of the country-island-continent can be found in the coastal cities and towns, including Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. The reason for this is because over ninety percent of Australia is flat and without moisture – making any form of real agriculture impossible.

Melbourne by Night

Also, an interesting fact, the total numbers of sheep in Australia outnumbers the people on the island. In fact, the ratio for sheep to people is 10 to 1. This is why Australia happens to the world’s largest exporter of wool and lamb meat.

Fast Emu

As for the famous animals in Australia, such as the kangaroo, emu, the kookaburra and the koala bear; they are only native to the island and does not originate from any other land.

Kangaroo Relaxing

Did you know that Australia claims to have a literacy rate of 100% - making it the highest in the world of such a rate? Maybe that is the reason why they love to read newspapers.
Australians love gambling? Yes, it is true that Australians love to gamble and spend more money on games of chance than any other peoples in the world. This is odd because even though they make up about one percent of the countries population, they have about twenty percent of the poker machines in the world. That is truly amazing!

So, this concludes our’ facts about Australia’ article series and if you are planning to visit to ‘the land down under’ this is very important to know. So, I wish you good luck and happy travel to Australia!

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