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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.
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Did you know ?
  • It is the 6th largest country in the world, occupying an entire continent of some 7.6 million square kilometres.
  • It has the world's 3rd largest ocean territory, spanning three oceans and covering around 12 million square kilometres.
  • Vegetation covers nearly 7 million square kilometres or 91 percent of Australia.
  • The largest Greek population in the world beside Athens in Greece can be found in Melbourne Victoria.
  • Most of Australia's exotic flora and fauna cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
  • The Indigenous 'Dream Time' is the foundation for tens of thousands of years of spiritual aboriginal art, traditions, legends, myths, folklore and culture.
  • The only nation-continent of 20 million people in the world.
  • The wattle was adopted as the national floral emblem in 1912.
  • The first Australian Friendly Society with the motto of 'Advance Australia' was the Australian Natives' Association (ANA) formed in Victoria in 1871.
  • More than 80 percent of Australians live within 100 kilometres of the coast making Australia one of the world's most urbanised coastal dwelling populations.
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23,545,776 (World Rank: 51)
7,692,024 km2 (6 Largest)
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