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Australian Flag Geography The Government Economy The People Random Facts Major cities of Australia include...
~ Canberra, Australia's capital
~Sydney, the place where the first European settlement was established in 1788.
~Melbourne, the second largest city, with a population of 3.89 million people.
~Brisbane, Australia's favorite vacationing spot. http://www.australiantimes.co.uk/move-to-australia/facts-about-australia/the-major-cities-of-australia.htm Major Rivers of Australia include...
~The Murray River, a main tributary and it is also is one of the main rivers in the Murray-Darling River Basin.
~The Snowy River, Only half of the Snowy's water reaches the ocean. The other half is rerouted into the Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers instead. This water is used mainly for irrigation http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/austn-rivers Major lakes of Australia include...
~Lake Eyre, the largest Lake in Australia and the 18th Largest lake in the world.
~Lake Gairdner, considered the fourth largest salt lake in Australia when it is flooded.
~Blue Lake, a popular vacatoning spot known for its peace and tranquillity.
~Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest lake, at a depth of 200 metres. http://www.flightcentre.com.au/travel-news/destinations/australian-lakes/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Eyre Major Mountain Ranges of Australia include...
~Australian Alps, includes Mt Townsend, Mt Buller, Mt Buffalo and Mt Bogong.
~Mt Kosciuszko, has the highest peak, 2228miles high.
~Great Dividing Range, made of many smaller mountain ranges. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_major_mountain_ranges_in_Australia The stars represent the Southern Cross. 5 of the 6 stars have 7 sides because 7 means perfection. The “white” represents the white robes of righteousness, given by the Lord to His people, the “Red” signifies the blood covenant fulfilled by Jesus Christ, and the “Blue” is the national color of (Ancient) Israel, and of God’s right to rule over mankind. http://www.chr.org.au/fpbooks/THE_MEANING_OF_OUR_FLAG.pdf The The Area of Australia Australia's Climate Australia's Natural Resources The area - comparative is much smaller than the US, it has only 6 contiguous states. Australia is the world's sixth largest country. The mainland of Australia is surrounded by thousands of small islands. ~http://www.indexmundi.com/en/facts/2006/australia/area_comparative.html
~http://www.ga.gov.au/education/geoscience-basics/dimensions/area-of-australia-states-and-territories.html The climate of Australia varies because it is so big, but the largest part of Australia is desert or semi-arid. Only the south-east and south-west corners have a temperate climate and fertile soil. The northern part of the country has a tropical climate along with tropical rainforests, grasslands, part desert. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Australia Australia has many natural reasources such as bauxite, coal, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten, rare earth elements, mineral sands, lead, zinc, diamonds, natural gas, and petroleum. Australia is the world's largest net exporter of coal accounting for 29% of global coal exports. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2111.html Population Australia's population was about 22,015,576 people in July 2012. Age Structure https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html Australia's age structure is...
0-14 years: 18.2%
15-64 years: 67.5%
65 years and over: 14.4%
Australia's median ages are...
total: 37.9 years
male: 37.1 years
female: 38.6 years https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html Life expectancy
at birth Australia's birth rate is 12.28 births/1,000 population.
Australia's death rate is 6.94 births/1,000 population.
Total population growth rate is 1.126% https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html Major Ethnic Groups The major ethnic groups of Australia are 92% white, 7% Asian, and 1% aboriginal and other ethnic groups. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html Religions Languages Australia's people are 27.4% Protestant, 25.8% Catholic, 2.7% Eastern Orthodox, 7.9% other Christian, 2.1% Buddhist, 1.7% Muslim, 2.4% other, 11.3% unspecified, and 18.7% none. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html Australian's speak 78.5% English, 2.5% Chinese, 1.6% Italian, 1.3% Greek, 1.2% Arabic, 1% Vietnamese, 8.2% other, and 5.7% unknown. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html Government Type Capital Independence & Suffrage Australia's government type is federal parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm. The name of Australia's capital is Canberra.Its geographic coordinates are 35 16 S, 149 08 E. The time difference is 15 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time. The daylight saving time +1hour. Australia is divided into three time zones. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html Australia won their independence on January 1,1901 from the federation of UK colonies. Australia's suffrage is18 years of age; universal and compulsory. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html Population below poverty line,
Percapita income, & Currency Australia's population below poverty line is 13%. Australia's unemployment rate is 5.1%. Australia's per capita income is $40,800. Australia's currency is the Australian dollar. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html Agricultural products
& Industries Australia has many major agricultural products, such as wheat, barley, sugarcane, fruits, cattle, sheep, and poultry. Major industries include mining, industrial and transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, and steel. Imports and Exports- Commodities Imports- Commodities are machinery and transport equipment, computers and office machines, telecommunication equipment and parts, and crude oil and petroleum products.
Exports- Commodities are coal, iron ore, gold, meat, wool, alumina, wheat, machinery, and transport equipment. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html Major Cities Major Rivers Major Lakes Major Mountain Ranges Miss Australia Renae Ayris, age 22, is Miss Australia. She was in the top 5 for Miss universe. She was born and raised in Perth, Australia. She has a passion for dance and loves jazz, tap, ballet, and hip-hop. Her dream job is to be a Victoria's Secret model. http://www.missuniverse.com/members/profile/652624/year:2012 Australia's National Food Dish The meat pie is known as Australia's National Dish. http://www.taste.com.au/news+features/articles/1368/what+is+australias+national+dish Australia's National Anthem http://www.dfat.gov.au/facts/nat_anthem.html Australia's National Anthem is called "Advance Australia Fair". The most interesting thing I read about Australia was The box Jelly fish, known as the worlds most venomous marine creature and has killed more Australians then sharks , crocodiles , and stone fish combined. Fact http://10interestingthings.com/australia.html The End :)