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Interesting Facts About Australia

Australia Facts & Info
Australia is both an island and a continent; it is the largest island but smallest continent in the world.

It has an area of nearly 7.7 million square kilometres and is the sixth largest nation on earth.

It is the lowest of all the continents with the highest point at only 2228 metres.

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world and has the lowest population density per square kilometre.

Australia is made up of six States and two Territories. The States are New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia. The Territories are Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory.

People from around 200 countries have emigrated to Australia and about a quarter of the population of Australia were born overseas.

Although English is the national language over 200 different languages and dialects are spoken, including 45 indigenous languages.

National Anthem Of Australia

Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history's page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.
Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.