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Information about Australia you should know

I would really like to take an online survey and ask all Arabs who have traveled to Australia to talk to me about their knowledge of this country.

 

Truth? They know little or nothing. With the exception of its famous cities, Sydney and Melbourne, the fireworks that are fired on New Year’s Day every year, and kangaroos and koalas.

An image showing the size of Australia by continent with the size of the European continent

In this article, I want to try to provide you with a set of useful and strange information about Australia that you should know about this country. Are you ready, let’s get started.

 

100 must-know things about Australia

  1. Australia has a population of 24 million.
  2. The coastal portion that includes Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide is called Boomerang Coast.
  3. In Australia there is the only city whose name is not a word but a number, which is 77.
  4. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world with an area of ​​71,171,730 sq km.
  5. Australia is the largest country in the Oceania continent .
  6. Australia is so large that it is as large as Europe, the distance from the easternmost point to the westernmost point of Australia is the same as the distance between London and Moscow.
  7. Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
  8. Australians eat kangaroo meat.
  9. In Australia there is a pink lake, which is the Pink Lake in Queensland.
  10. It has the Zarqa Mountains.
  11. The highest temperature ever recorded is 50.7 ° C on January 2, 1960.
  12. Australia is home to the greatest living organism on Earth known as the Great Barrier Reef .
  13. Australia was the second country in the world to allow women to vote in elections (the first country was New Zealand ).
  14. The ten most poisonous snakes in the world live in Australia.
  15. Australia has the largest farm in the world, the size of Belgium.
  16. Australia includes a large number of remote areas, and there are areas that are being discovered every year.
  17. More than 85% of the Australian population lives along the coasts.
  18. The Indigenous Australian people are called the ‘Aboriginal people’ and today make up 2% of the total population.
  19. The capital is Canberra.
  20. There are over 70 species of sharks swimming in Australian waters.
  21. Perth is the most isolated capital in the world.
  22. 80% of the plants and animals that live in Australia cannot be found anywhere else.
  23. Australia is the driest and hottest country on all inhabited continents, after Antarctica.
  24. The Australian religious orientation is mostly Catholic and partly Anglican.
  25. The ten most dangerous animals in the world live in Australia.
  26. In Australia, the number of kangaroos is twice the population. Therefore, it is no coincidence that it is called “Kangaroo Land”.
  27. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, spanning 2,300 km, is the largest coral reef system in the world.
  28. The seasons in Australia are the opposite of that of the Northern Hemisphere.
  29. The word Australia is derived from the Latin language and means “unknown land”.
  30. The most famous road in Australia is the Great Ocean Road. And the largest war memorial ever built in the world is in this country.
  31. Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is the most isolated city in the country (and the world).
  32. Australia is a federation of six states: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania.
  33. More than a million camels live in Australia, and a large number of them are exported to Saudi Arabia.
  34. “Straia” is a typical Australian way to say Australia.
  35. “Outback” is the name given by Australians to the desert regions of the country.
  36. The animals that symbolize Australia are the kangaroo and the emu, which are two types of animals that cannot walk backwards.
  37. In Australia, the population density is very low, at around 2.66 people per square kilometer.
  38. The Australian national flower is mimosa.
  39. Australians love avocados, mangoes, and eggs.
  40. Australians have a strong sense of civic respect, adherence to rules, and love for their country.
  41. Almost all Australians play sports.
  42. All kinds of kangaroos on Earth live in Australia (except for a very few very large numbers found in zoos around the world).
  43. In Australia, you can see koalas, which are gentle marsupial animals that feed on eucalyptus leaves and sleep for 19 hours a day.
  44. The official language in Australia is English.
  45. “You are welcome” is a modeled answer used to respond to those who thank you.
  46. Sunlight is one of the biggest hazards in Australia, even in winter.
  47. Australia is still a virgin country, as despite immigration flows, 91% of Australian lands are natural areas.
  48. In New South Wales, there is a beach that entered the Guinness Book of Records as being the largest white sand beach in the world.
  49. Australia gained independence on January 1, 1901.
  50. 90% of the population lives in the eastern part of the country.
  51. Most Australians live in cities.
  52. In Australia, the currency is the Australian dollar.
  53. Australian banknotes are water resistant and cannot be torn.
  54. Australia was discovered by English sailor James Cook in 1770.
  55. Initially, Australia was used as an exile colony.
  56. Australians are eating too early.
  57. Australians have a problem with alcohol.
  58. The cost of cigarettes and tobacco is very high (equivalent to three times the cost of a pack of cigarettes in Europe).
  59. The cost of living is generally quite high, but the per capita income is also high.
  60. Australia is a federal parliamentary monarchy.
  61. On January 26th, Australia Day is celebrated.
  62. New Zealand is about 3 hours by plane from Australia (from Sydney), which is an independent country.
  63. Australia has three different time zones.
  64. Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital and it is also called the ‘European City’.
  65. Sydney is famous for its Opera House, which is the most famous tourist attraction in this country.
  66. Adelaide is the capital of South Australia.
  67. Brisbane is the capital of Queensland.
  68. Sydney is the capital of New South Wales.
  69. Tasmania is an Australian island and province whose capital is Hobart.
  70. In this country there are about a thousand varieties of coffee.
  71. You can enjoy the Great Barrier Reef of the East, but also great coral reefs in Western Australia.
  72. In this country, you drive on the left and your European driving license is valid (except for mopeds).
  73. To work in this country, you must have a tax number.
  74. To get health insurance, you must seek medical care.
  75. You can visit the country on a three-month tourist visa.
  76. You can study, work and travel in Australia with a one-year work visa if you are under thirty.
  77. You can study in Australia on a student visa.
  78. Australian education is one of the best education systems in the world.
  79. In Australia it is common to see a rubber tree.
  80. Australia is the home of eucalyptus trees .
  81. To Australians, cockroaches, opossums, spiders and mice are like flies and mosquitoes to us.
  82. Australia is always famous for its large number of tourists.
  83. More than 200 different languages ​​and dialects are spoken across the country.
  84. Australia has the longest paved roads in the world and the longest railways.
  85. There are more than 10,000 beaches.
  86. It is called the “continent of fossils” because most of the rocks in it were formed in a very ancient era.
  87. Russell Crowe, Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, Megan Gale, Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman are all Australian actors.
  88. It has more than 500 national parks spread over an area of ​​28 million hectares.
  89. The Royal National Park is the oldest park in Australia.
  90. There are over 140 million sheep.
  91. Australia is the largest island in the world after Greenland.
  92. Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke became famous around the world when he set an unusual record, he managed to drink a glass of beer in 10 seconds.
  93. Since 2011, Melbourne has been ranked several times as the most liveable city in the world, according to data from the Global Living Conditions Report issued by The Economist , which takes into account several criteria: stability, quality of healthcare, cultural life, climatic conditions, quality of education and infrastructure. Substrate.
  94. Australia has a lot of beaches, and in order to visit them all you need to take a 27-year vacation.
  95. Australia is one of the most fair and democratic countries in the world.
  96. Australia is one of the countries in the world that has achieved the most equality between men and women.
  97. Every year, Australia receives thousands of refugees fleeing their countries.
  98. This country needs manpower and competencies. Therefore, it opens the door for immigration within a program known as “skilled labor”.
  99. Australian teams participate in sports competitions within the Asian continent.
  100. Every year, a tennis tournament known as the “Australian Open” is held, and it is the most famous competition in this sport around the world, with the participation of the strongest players, both men and women.
Pink Lake Queensland, Australia
Pink Lake Queensland, Australia

last word

Australia is a unique country. Not only because it is characterized by beautiful landscapes that cannot be seen anywhere else, but because it is a prosperous country, growing and excel, moreover, and as all those who decide to move and live in it know, Australia is a country of wonderful records, it is at the top of all classifications. With regard to quality of life, economic development, salaries, the educational system and equality.

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