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Before we begin our daily fact series, just go through some basic facts about Australia:
- Name: Commonwealth of Australia
- Continent: Australia.
- Capital: Canberra
- Moto: Advance Australia
- Anthem: Advance Australia Fair
- Official Languages: No official language but English is the de facto National Language.
- Independence from the UK: January 1, 1901
- Monarch: Elizabeth II
- Prime Minister: Scott Morrison
Melbourne was the capital of Australia for 26 years from 1901 to 1927 before the capital shifted to Canberra.
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Canberra is the Capital city, while Sydney is the largest city in Australia. Prior to Canberra, Melbourne was initially the capital city for almost 26 years from 1901 to 1927.
And that’s a wrap for July series, come back tomorrow on the same page to visit the link for August series.
Australia is one of the lowest and flattest countries in the world. Lake Eyre which is approx 15m below the sea level is the lowest point the country. While Mount Kosciuszko which is at 2,228 m above the sea level is the highest level.
Australia was the first country to introduce plastic currency notes. By 1996, Australia become the first country in the world to introduce a complete range of plastic notes.
Google Maps originated in Australia. Danish brothers Lars and Jens Rasmussen developed a technology for maps in Sydney in the early 2000s, which is now called Google maps
Melbourne was initially called Batmania. The name has its origin from the founders, John Batman.
Australian’s love seafood. Seafood like fish, Crabs, oysters and salmon, are very popular and these form the part of the Australian diet.
Australia loves poker. There is so much of craze for poker in Australia and people spend most of their time playing poker online
Australia is a very sporty country. Sports like rugby, football, basketball, cricket and golf are very popular in Australia.
Australia is also the world’s leading producer of bauxite, alumina, rutile and tantalum
Melbourne, Australia is consistently listed at the Global Liveability Index. The city has a rating of 98.4. It attains a score of 100 in education, healthcare, and infrastructure
The Australian minerals sector accounts for eight per cent of gross domestic product (GDP). Australia is among the top five producers of most of the world’s key mineral commodities
In Sydney, Australia, there are up to 100 beaches that are speckled around the harbour and along the coast, both north and south of the Harbour bridge.
Fraser Island, which is a heritage-listed island located in the Wide Bay Burnett region in Queensland, Australia is the largest sand island in the world.
Initially, when the construction of the Sydney Opera House began, the construction company expected to complete it within 4 years, however, it took 14 years to complete the entire structure of the Opera House.
Almost close to 10,000 construction workers were engaged in the construction of the Opera House.
If you think that there is nothing longer than the Great Wall of China, then you are wrong. The Dingo Fence of Australia is the World’s longest fence. This fence is longer than the Great Wall of China.
The Dingo Fence was built during the 1880s with an intention to shield the fertile south-east part of Australia from dingoes which are the medium-sized dogs in Australia.
Vegemite is a popular dark brown spread in Australia. Aussie parents generally prefer vegemite as the first foods to their kids and toddlers because it has higher nutritional value.
Australia has about 160 spoken languages. Although it has no official language, the English language is considered as the official language there since the majority of the population speaks English.
At the time of European settlement, there were about five hundred different aboriginal tribes that lived in Australia. These tribes spoke about almost seven hundred languages in Australia.
If there is any city that has the world’s largest Greek population outside of Athens then it’s Melbourne. The Greek community of Melbourne is the largest Greek diaspora throughout the globe.
Australia is also the largest producer of wool. After China, the largest number of Sheep are found in Australia. With approximately 100 million sheep, Australia has more sheep than humans.
Australia was earlier known as New Holland, The name was actually applied by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in the year 1644
Australia is the largest country in Oceania and it is also the world’s sixth-largest country by total area
The vast rock of Uluru is one of the few places on the earth that is listed twice by UNESCO as the World Heritage site, both on the cultural and natural lists.
Australia also is known for a variety of wines. It is said that Australia has over 60 separate wine regions. There are many wine regions in New South Wales and Victoria.
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Australia’s Island of Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world. The island of Tasmania is the perfect spot for vacation since it has the cleanest air as that of Antarctica.
Adelaide which the capital city of South Australia, is the fifth biggest city in Australia, behind Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. It is also the fifth most populous city of Australia
Ayers Rock which is also called ‘Uluru’ is located in the center of Australia. It is, in fact, the largest alone standing rock across the globe.
Australia is known for Kangaroos and it’s believed that there are more kangaroos in Australia than human beings. Some studies report that the total population of kangaroos has crossed 50 million.
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Australian coat of arms features both Kangaroo and emu. Neither of these animals is physically able to walk backward, which represents that the nation moves forward towards progress.
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