Australia Facts

"Australia Facts - You'll love these!"

So we know Australia is huge, we know about the infamous Great Barrier Reef but what else do we need to know?

This page will hopefully educate you about Australia and share some of its more interesting, fun and in some cases unusual facts! So don't forget to scroll down for links to the more fun and interesting facts!

Some Basic Facts About Australia

  • Australia is the 6th largest country in the world (after Russia, Canada, China, Brazil and the USA)
  • That makes it 32 bigger than the UK
  • It makes it twice the size of Europe and the same size as mainland USA,
  • Yet Australia has a small population in comparison to its size. There are 22 million people in Australia compared to 713m in Europe and 313m in the USA. That gives every Australian nearly 350,000 square metres of space per person
  • The reality is obviously quite different with 55% of the population living in one of the 5 major capital cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or Darwin) so it can feel a little crowded!
  • 85% of the Australian population live within 50km of a the coastline and a beach - no wonder they love their outdoor lifestyle
  • 40% of Australia in uninhabitable as it is too hot in the middle of the desert
  • It means you can fly from Sydney to Perth through the middle of Australia and not pass a house or home for over 2 hours of your 5 hour flight!
  • 20% of the population are foreign, having migrating here
  • Australia is the only country in the world that is also a continent
  • It is also the driest continent in the world
  • Australia gets its name from the latin word "Australis" meaning "southern" which stems back to the time of Cook when it was thought there was an "unknown southern land"

  • More Fun And Interesting Facts About Australia

    Looking for some more querky fun and interesting facts, then browse the pages below:

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  • Interesting Facts About Australia - Find out how many utes you'd have to line up along Australia's longest fence
  • Australia Facts Unusual - find out about some of Australia's inventions and some of its more unusual animals
  • Australia Economy Facts - Some important stats on the Australian Economy
  • Facts of Sydney Australia - Some facts about Australia's most popular city.

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