Australia is a well developed country and one of the richest country and places to be. Absolutely independent Western democracy with a population of more than 20 million. It is one of the world’s most urbanized countries, with about 70 per cent of the population living in the 10 largest cities. Most of the population is concentrated along the eastern seaboard and the south-eastern corner of the continent.

Biggest Island

The most fascinating thing about Australia is that Australia is the biggest island and the smallest continent in the world. Australia is the only nation to rule an entire continent and its outlying islands. The mainland is the largest island and the smallest, flattest continent on Earth.

  • Driest Continent
  • With 10° and 39° South latitude, Australia is the driest continent in the world. Its interior has one of the lowest rainfalls in the world and about three-quarters of the land is arid or semi-arid. Its fertile areas are well-watered, however, and these are used very effectively to help feed the world.

    Sixth Largest Nation in The World

    Australia is the world’s sixth-largest country by total area after Russia, Canada, China, the United States of America and Brazil. It has, however, a relatively small population.

    Longest Fence in the world

    Dingo Fence is the longest fence in the world, Dog Fence, Wild Dog Fence or Border Fence depending on which state you are in. The fence is approximately 5,614 kilometres long starting at Jimbour in Queensland and continuing on to the Great Australian Bight in South Australia.

    World’s Longest Straight Railway Track

    The Trans-Australian Railway crosses the Nullarbor Plain of Australia from Port Augusta in South Australia to Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. It includes the world’s longest stretch of dead-straight railway track, a 478 kilometre (297 mi) length between the 797 km post west of Ooldea and the 1275 km post west of Loongana.

    World’s Longest Straight Section of Road

    The Western Australian section of the Eyre Highway lies entirely on the Nullarbor Plain is regarded as the longest straight stretch of road in the world, between Balladonia and Caiguna; the road stretches for 146.6 kilometres (91.1 mi) without turning.


    About 200 different languages and dialects are spoken in Australia including 45 Indigenous languages. The most common non-English spoken languages are Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin.

    Largest Cattle Ranch in the World

    The largest cattle ranch in the world is Anna Creek Station in South Australia. Its area is roughly 6,000,000 acres (24,000 km2) which is slightly larger than Israel. It is 1,977,000 acres (8,000 km2) larger than its nearest rival, Alexandria Station in the country’s Northern Territory and eight times the size of the United States biggest ranch, King Ranch in Texas, which is 825,000 acres (3,340 km2).

    Growing Economy

    Australia has one of the most growing economy in the world. It is the largest capitalist economy of the world in recent years with a GDP of US$1.57 trillion. Its total wealth is 6.4 trillion dollars about 1.7% of the world economy. As a high-growth, low-inflation, low interest rate economy, it is more vibrant than ever before. There is an efficient government sector, a flexible labour market and a very competitive business sector.

    Aboriginal Australians

    The first inhabitants of Australia were the Aboriginals Australians, also referred to as Aboriginal people, are people whose ancestors were indigenous to the Australian continent—that is, to mainland Australia or to the island of Tasmania—before British colonisation of the continent began in 1788. Aboriginals did not obtain the vote till 1967.

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