The Land Down Under has a small population despite having a land area that is the 6th largest in the world. It is a country and a continent at the same time, which is the driest one on earth, but it gives the place a warm and pleasant weather.
Great Ocean Road
The Australian Federation has six states (Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia) and two territories (Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory). Its capital is Canberra, in New South Wales.
With a population of more than 20 million, Australia has a society that’s culturally diverse. The Indigenous people called aborigines were its first settlers. Today, almost one quarter of the total population is composed of migrants and immigrants from 200 countries.
Mungo National Park-New South Wales
People live in cities, stations or properties, while some of the aborigines still live in reservations. The outback or the middle part of the country is very dry, so not too many people live there.
Lakes Entrance Victoria
Despite having the lowest rainfalls in the world, they have fertile areas that largely contribute to the world’s agricultural sector. They also raise cattle and sheep in very big stations. A fun fact is that there is a 10:1 ratio of sheep versus people in Australia.
Tasmania water fall
Their economy is one of the richest in the world. It’s the world’s largest exporter of diamonds, wool, coal, lead, mineral sands, sheep, refined zinc ores, alumina and iron ores.
Among the things Australia is known for are:
• Its animals, like kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, emu, kookaburra and duck-billed platypus;
Whale in Great Barrier Reef
• The Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest coral deposit in the world;
• The Sydney Opera House, which is one of the most unique structures in the world
• Cricket, which is Australia’s national sport.