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Official name: Commonwealth of Australia
Area: 7,692,024 km2
Population: approx. 23 million (more precisely here)
Official language: English
State establishment: Constitutional monarchy
Main religion: 27.4% - Catholic; 23.4% - Anglicans; 9.6% - Methodists; 9.0% - Presbyterians
Span: from west to east approx. 4000 km, from north to south approx. 3300 km
Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
Australia is located in the southern hemisphere and covers an area of 7,692,024 km2. The eastern coast is washed by the Pacific Ocean and the western Indian Ocean. More than 70% of its more than twenty million people live on the coast, where the climate is more pleasant. The capital Canberra is located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), but the largest population is Sydney (4.3 million inhabitants). The island state of Tasmania is situated 240 km from the southern tip of the country, from which it is separated by the Bass Strait. Australia covers approximately the same area as Europe and consists of 6 states (New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania) and 2 territories (Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory). Australian citizens are also residents of Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands, who can exercise their right to vote within the Northern Territory. The Pacific island of Norfolk is administratively part of New South Wales.
Each area is typical, exceptional and unique in its own way and worth exploring. No matter where you go, you can be sure that you will not be disappointed.
Spanning over 1,400 miles, the world's largest coral reef system can even be seen from space!
Tasmania, an island nation 150 miles off the coast of Australia, is famous not only for its Tasmanian devils, but also for having the cleanest air in the world. Go ahead, take a deep breath of cool air and explore the island's many beautiful spots, from Freycinet National Park to Cradle Mountain.
In Australia, 24 rabbits were introduced in 1859.
These cute bunnies were so prolific that within a few years their breeding was labeled as very aggressive. Due to their destructive activities, Australia had to use a whole range of measures to eliminate them, up to the construction of a huge fence.
The great taipan has such an amount of venom that it would kill up to 100 people at once.
Camels were brought to the country in 1866. Then there were exactly one hundred, and today the population of wild camels has grown to more than 1 million.
It is the only country in the world where you can find herds of wild camels grazing freely in the wild. There are 10 times more camels than koalas in Australia, which is why they are also exported, and the main customer has become Saudi Arabia, which produces various delicacies from them.
The most popular of these are English, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin.
But that's not all, he has double the kangaroos!
To help reduce the high population of kangaroos, the use of kangaroo meat for food has become commonplace, while sheep are raised here mainly for wool.
It would take you more than 27 years if you wanted to stay on one of the beaches every day during your visit.
Over 80% of Australians live on a vast area of over 7.962 million square kilometers, usually within 100 kilometers of the coast.
All of Australia's capital cities were built along the coast, as nearly three-quarters of the country is unable to support any type of agriculture due to lack of water.