Australia



Island of continental scale situated between latitudes 10 degrees and 44 degrees south and longitudes 113 degrees and 154 degrees east. Mostly flat, ancient plateau 330 metres or less above sea level. Three main physical divisions: Great Western Plateau; Central and Eastern Lowlands; and, Eastern High Plateaux of the Great Dividing Range forming the Australian Alps, highest point Mt. Kosciusko 2,228 metres. No extensive inland river systems. Largest river system: Murray and tributaries. Bounded on west and south by Indian Ocean, on east by Coral and Tasman Seas and on north by Timor and Arafura Seas.


Name: Australia
Location: Oceania
Status: UN Member
Capital City: Canberra
Main Cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin
Population: 18,090,000
Area [sq.km]: 7,713,360
Languages: English
Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic, others

National Anthem:
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea.
Our land abounds in Nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In hist'ry's page, let ev'ry stage
Advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
"Advance Australia Fair."

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
"Advance Australia Fair."


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