Did you know?
Australia is the smallest continent in the world - yet it is about the same size as the United States (minus Alaska).
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 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.
Australia is divided into 3 time zones (east, central and western). There is a 2 hour time difference between the east and west.
The population of Australia is over 23 million and growing by 1 person every 1 minute and 23 seconds.
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
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) 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.
Australians love coffee. All up they drink approx. 1 billion cups of coffee outside the home every year. Around half of these are cappuccinos.