Australia is a large island nation, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, located towards the south of the globe that makes up the mainland of the Australian continent. Australia is the world’s sixth largest country by land mass since it encompasses a total of 2,969,907 square miles. At present, Australia’s population is 23,436,115, the national language is English and the quality of life is high (it is actually one of the wealthiest countries in the world). The capitol city is Canberra and the biggest city is Sydney. The Australian dollar is the national currency. The national anthem is “Advance Australia Fair.”
Australia became a British Settlement in the late 18th century but there had been natives (now called “indigenous Australians”) on the island for at least 40,000 years before the arrival of Europeans. These indigenous people made up many different tribes and spoke many different languages. Today, Australia still has a substantial population of aboriginal peoples, many of whom upkeep their traditions and cultures.
Australia is also extremely famous for the many rare and exotic creatures that are native to its lands…and are not found anywhere else on earth! Kangaroos and koala bears are the most well-known authentically Australian creatures but the island teems with various life forms and beautiful natural scenery. Thus, Australia is a popular destination for tourists.
Below is a list of five things associated with Australia: