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There are three times as many sheep as people

In 2020 there were 25,499,884 people living in Australia. However, there are three times as many sheep living on that continent! 1)

90 percent of Australians live on the shores

Central Australia is basically a large desert — therefore, 90 percent of the Australian population lives in the cities on the coast. 2)

There are about 1500 species of spiders in Australia

There are about 1500 species of spiders living in Australia. Some of them are venomous ones, while others are harmless. 3)


Oceania includes 14 countries: Australia, Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. 4)

50,000 years before the British

Australia was inhabited for at least 50,000 years before the arrival of the British. 5)

Australian Alps

The Australian Alps have more snow than the Swiss Alps. While many people visit Australia for its stunning beaches and year-round sunshine, the Australian Alps, stretching across New South Wales and Victoria, are a mecca for skiing enthusiasts. Snow usually falls between June and September. 6)

Terra australis incognita

The name Australia was given in 1824. It comes from the word “terra australis incognita”, which means “unknown southern island”. 7)

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest ecosystem in the world. It is made up of nearly 2,500 individual reefs and can be seen from space. 8)

Australian gold rush

In 1851 in Australia, miners unearthed a very precious metal that turned out to be gold. 9)

Cleanest air

Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world. The island of Tasmania is the perfect place to experience the great outdoors with air as clean as Antarctica. 10)

65,000 years

It is estimated that humans have lived in Australia for about 65,000 years. 11)

Wine regions

Australia has over 60 separate wine regions. It is a paradise for wine lovers. 12)

Koala sleep pattern

The koala sleeps about 20 hours a day. 13)

Forward-looking culture

The Kangaroo and Emu were chosen as the two animals on the Australian coat of arms because they cannot walk backward, reflecting a forward-looking culture. 14)

Low poverty rate

Australia has a very low poverty rate and a high standard of living. 15)


Fraser is the largest sand island in the world. The sandy shores of Fraser Island are the highlight of any trip to Queensland. Hervey Bay is the jumping-off point for exploring the island, so hop on a boat and discover the delights of the island. 16)

australia.txt · Last modified: 2022/02/18 08:03 by aga