Australia Continent, Australia Facts

  • No. of Countries: 14
  • Area: 8.6 million km²
  • Population: 40,117,432
  • Most Populated Country: Tuvalu
  • Largest Desert: Great Victoria
  • Most Popular Sport: Cricket
  • Longest River: Murray River
  • Biggest Canal: Panama Canal
  • Richest Man: Gina Rinehart

Australia is a lonely continent on the surface of the earth. It is the world's smallest continent whose total area is 7,682,300 square kilometers. Australia is a highly diverse continent. It has extremes of weather, a stunning variety of flora and fauna, snow-capped mountains, vast stretches of deserts, frightening marshes and fertile flatland. It has been home to races and people creating socio-culture diversity matching its bio-diversity. It has had as many languages as the communities inhabiting here but English is the official language of Australia. The Common Wealth of Australia is comprises of six states, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Vitoria and Western Australia and two territories_ the Australian capital territory and the Northern territory. Its more than ideal geographic location which exercises a profound influence on its economy. Tasmania, one of the finest lakes in the world, contributes significantly to its economy by attracting a lot of tourists. Its distinct position on the earth determines its climate and topography. Australia occupies four different climate zones, Sub equatorial, Tropical, Subtropical and Temperate. Two-thirds of the Australia is arid and doesn't support vegetation. Its climatic diversity gives rise to natural hazards in the form of thunderstorm, droughts, occasional floods and frequent bushfires.

The predominant country on this continent is Australia which is a high metropolitan country with has multi-diverse cultures and languages, rich in valuable treasure of wildlife and exotic beaches. It is the world 18th most urbanized country of the earth. Being the most developed countries of the world, Australia is also the most popular country on this continent .It is the world's 12th largest economy and has the world's 5th highest per capita income. Australia is emerging as a nation due to its moderate polices such as quality education, health facilities, civic liberties, economic freedom and political rights. Canberra is the capital of Australia.

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