Where is Australia?

Located in Oceania, Australia is an island nation.In 2007, Australia and Timor-Leste agreed to a 50-year development zone and revenue sharing agreement.

Australia is an Oceanian country covering 7,741,220.00 km2 of which 0.76% is water and 7,682,300.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 7th largest country in the world and slightly smaller than the US contiguous 48 states. Its geographic coordinates are 27 00 S, 133 00 E and Canberra is the capital city.

Its ISO code is AU.

Geography

Australia has a mean elevation of 330 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Lake Eyre which is -15m below sea level. Its highest elevation is Mount Kosciuszko which is 2,229m above tall.

It has an arid to semi-arid climate which ranges from temperate in the south and east and tropical in the north. Its terrain consists of low plateaus with deserts, as well as fertile plains in the southeast.

Population

Australia has a population of 22,992,654 making it the 56th largest in the world.

English is the most common spoken language. The major ethnic groups reported are English, Australian, Irish, and Scottish. The population mostly identifies with Protestant religions, although many do not identifiy as religious.

The dialing code for the country is 61.

Government

Australia is an independent country. it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1901. Its constitution was last ratified in 1901.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Australia's GDP is $1,190,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $48,800.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 19th largest economy and its citizens the 28th richest in the world. The currency of Australia is the Dollar (AUD).

Its major export partners are Germany, the United States, and Italy. Its main exports are coal, iron ore, gold, and meat. Its major import partners are China, the United States, and Japan. Its major imports include machinery and transport equipment, computers and office machines, and telecommunications equipment.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017