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About Australia

Geographical location

Australia, with an area of 7.69 million square kilometers, is the earth’s largest island but smallest continent. Australia stretches about 3700 kilometres from north to south and about 4000 kilometres from east to west

The Australian environment is unique - from clean beaches, tropical rainforests, rugged mountain ranges and vast tracts of desert. Australia's diversity is yours to enjoy.
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States and Territories

The six states of Australia are New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania. The two territories are the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), home of the national capital, Canberra that includes Jervis Bay Territory and the Northern Territory.

Daylight saving time runs in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and South Australia from the end of October through to the end of March, Tasmania from the beginning of October through to the end of March. Except for the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland have daylight saving during the summer months.

Australian population reached 21,542,000 on 30 September 2008

Aboriginal History

For more than 50,000 years, Australia's Aboriginal people have lived and thrived in Australia’s unique and challenging natural environment. Australia's rich vegetation and native wildlife helped them to establish their presence on the land. Today it is believed that its Aboriginals are the world's oldest civilization.

Sports

It's no secret that Australians love sports. With more than 120 national, and thousands of local, regional and state sporting organizations, it's estimated that six-and-a-half million people in Australia are registered sport participants.

English is the common language for communication in Australia.  A unique colloquial English based dialect that can confuse visitors when they first hear it. From 'fair dinkum' to 'cobber', this dialect is commonly used    throughout the land.

Culture

Australians love life and these shows in their culture, whether it is in appreciating the arts or exploring the great outdoors, leisure time is an important aspect of Australian life. Their cultural diversity has also influenced their culture, which results in a variety of celebrations right from Chinese New Year to the Indian Diwali.

Landmark

Australia has many world famous landmarks out of which 17 properties are on the world heritage list. Besides the Opera House, Harbor Bridge and the great Ocean Bay, there are a host of other landmarks in the midst of beautiful cities, dramatic cliffs, tranquil bays and the richness of the Australian desert.

The Great Barrier Reef, the Tasmanian wilderness, the wet tropics of Queesland and Shark bay, Kakdu national park are the few other places on the world heritage list.

Australia's natural resources are fabulous:- bauxite, coal, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten, mineral sands, lead, zinc, diamonds, natural gas, petroleum.  This amazing natural wealth, still largely untapped, makes Australia one of the most resource-rich nations on earth.