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Learn More About Australia….

Posted On May 16, 2018 at 2:53 pm by / No Comments

Introduction:

Australia is the only continent country. Australia is located between the south Pacific and Indian Ocean. Australia is often called, “the land down under”, because it lies entirely within the southern hemisphere. In Latin, Australia means “southern”. The official name of the country is “The commonwealth of Australia”.

 

Australia is surrounded by water like an island, but geographers classify it as a continent rather than an island because of its great size. Australia covers about 5% of earth’s land area. Most of Australia is low and flat, the highest and most mountainous land lies along the east coast. Nearly all the land west of this region consists of level plains and plateaus.

 

At one time, all the continents were part of one and huge land mass. Australia became separated from this land mass about 200 million years ago. As a result, its animals developed differently from those on other continents. Australia’s most famous native animals include Kangaroos, Koalas, wallabies, wombats, and other marsupials.

 

Australia is said to be the one of the oldest country in the world but was discovered at last. It is one of the most interesting places on the earth, because it has everything. One can find different species of trees, plants and animals that are found nowhere else on earth. This is because Australia is an island and for many years was isolated and untouched by humans.

 

Australia is made up of 6 states: New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia and 2 territories: Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. Australia has a population of 24.18 (2016). Its official language is English. The largest city in Australia is Sydney and the capital is Canberra.

 

Australia lacks mountains and is one of the world’s flattest landmasses.

Conclusion:

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