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Australia

Australia

Australia is the smallest continent in the world - yet it is about the same size as the United States (minus Alaska).

Kangaroos

Kangaroos

There are over 58 million kangaroos in Australia divided between 48 different species. The red kangaroo is the largest living marsupial in the world with males reaching up to nearly 2 metres tall and weighing up to 90 kg.

Population Density

Population Density

Population density in Australia is just over 3 people per km². Whereas, the United States is 32, India is 368 and Macua (China) is 18,534 people per km².

Time Zones

Time Zones

Australia is divided into 3 time zones (east, central and western). There is a 2 hour time difference between the east and west.

Growth

Growth

The population of Australia is over 23 million and growing by 1 person every 1 minute and 23 seconds.

Aboriginals

Aboriginals

Aboriginals originate from the first people who left Africa over 75,000 years ago, and they are most likely the oldest culture on Earth.

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest coral reef in the world. It is made up of over 2,900 reefs and 900 islands, stretches over 2,600 km and covers and area of 344,400 km.

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Uluru (Ayers Rock) is a monolith of grey-red arkose. It has a circumference of 8.85 km and rises 347 m over its surrounding area. Uluru is almost in the centre of the Australian continent.

Coffee

Coffee

Australians love coffee. All up they drink approx. 1 billion cups of coffee outside the home every year. Around half of these are cappuccinos.