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Basics

Australia is the smallest of the 7 continents. The interiors of the continent are predominantly plains. The Southeast and the Southwest plains are the most densely settled areas of Australia. The climate of Australia is variable, but weather extremes are rare. The Northern part of Australia has a monsoon sort of climate while in the south it is temperate.
Australia is known for it’s vast wildlife with rare species and it’s known as the land of the kangaroos. Aborigines are the original inhabitants of Australia. Australians are known to have an ethnic sort of origin.
One of the interesting features of Australia is the "Great Barrier Reef", which is the world’s largest coral reef.


Facts

  • Continent Size: 8,112,000 sq km
  • Percent of Earth's Land: 5.3%
  • Population: 31,090,000
  • Highest Point: Mt. Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea , 14,794 ft (4,509m).
  • Lowest Point: Lake Eyre, Australia, 52ft (16m) below sea level


Countries

Australia


Rivers

  • Murray River - 2,375 kilometres (1,476 mi)
  • Murrumbidgee River - 1,485 kilometres (923 mi)
  • Darling River - 1,472 kilometres (915 mi)
  • Lachlan River - 1,339 kilometres (832 mi)
  • Cooper Creek - 1,113 kilometres (692 mi)
  • Flinders River - 1,004 kilometres (624 mi)
  • Diamantina River - 942 kilometres (585 mi)


Best Tourist Places

  • Sydney
  • Cairns
  • Gold Coast
  • Fraser island
  • Magnetic island
  • Whitsundays
  • Ayers Rocks
  • Great Ocean Road


Mountains

  • Mount McClintock
  • Bimberi Peak
  • Murray Hill
  • Mount Ossa
  • Mount Bartle Frere


Theme Parks

  • Dream World
  • White Water World
  • Wet‘n’Wild
  • Warner Bros. Movie World
  • Sea World


Wildlife Sanctuaries

  • Arkaroola, South Australia
  • Billabong Sanctuary
  • Blackburn Lake Sanctuary
  • Cleland Conservation Park
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


Beaches

  • Avalon Beach
  • Bondi Beach
  • Coogee Beach
  • Lorne, Victoria
  • St Kilda Beach


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