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Last update : 10 february 2019

Australia information

Australia is a country located in the southern hemisphere, the smallest continent of the world.

Capital : Canberra
Language :  English
Currency :  Australian dollar
Population : 24 274 700
Area : 7 692 024  km2

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Australia facts

1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained in 1942.
2. The population density is 2.8 people / km2.
3. The highest peak of Mt. Kościuszko, 2228 m above sea level
4. The longest Murray River, 2,575 km.
5. Popular sports are rugby, cricket.
6. The national dish is vegemite (a spread for bread spread made from yeast extract).
7. The full name of the country – the Australian Union.
9. The main religion is Christianity, 25.8% of the population.
10. The country is 25 times bigger than Poland.

11. Australia is the smallest, most flat and driest inhabited continent in the world.

12. In this country, traffic on the road is left-handed.

13. The Great Barrier Reef, which runs along the Queensland coast, is 2,300 km long and is the largest coral building in the world.

14. 80% of Australians live in cities around the ocean.

15. In Australia there are twice as many kangaroos than people.

16. 70% of world wool comes from Australia. There are over 126,000,000 sheep.

Author: Turyst

17. There is the longest fence in the world, with 5,530 km. It separates wild dingo dogs from sheep.

18. There is also the world’s longest golf course measuring 850 km.

19. Every fourth Australian was born outside of Australia.

20. Not far from the Australian city of Darwin was caught a football-sized toad. It was about 40 centimeters in diameter and weighed over a kilogram. It was found by Frogwatch activists tracking down venomous toads, threatening the Australian environment.

21. Australians walk barefoot on the streets and in supermarkets

Author: MR

22. Olgas (or Kata Tjuta) – 36 spherical rock hills located in central Australia. Weathered hills formed of reddish conglomerates are found on a desert plain north of the Musgrave mountains. In the past, these stone monoliths (the highest 546 m high) were the sacred place of the Aborigines.

23. The symbol of the city of Sydney is the original shape of an opera built in 1973. The roof resembles sails of ships.

24. The highest score in international football matches was set in 2002 during the Australia – Samoa match. Australians have won as much as 31 to 0.

25. You can buy precious stones in vending machines.

Author: MR

26. Terra australis incognita is the Latin term from which the name Australia is derived. It means – an unknown southern country.

Author: Patrycja

27. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 19 place,
      – 2018 year – 21 place.

28. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 58,000 professional and 44,000 Reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 60,000 professional and 19,700 reservists.

29. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 59 tanks, 1900 armored vehicles, 390 jet aircraft and 145 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 59 tanks, 2040 armored vehicles, 466 jet aircraft and 184 helicopters.

30. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $26,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $26,300,000,000 .

31. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 the year it was about 55 ships, in 2018 the year is about 54 ships.

Author: Wojak

32. Australia has the largest in the world ranch – Anna Creek, with an area of ​​over 23,000 km² (2 times bigger than the Świętokrzyskie province). Interestingly, 17,000 cattle are under the care of only 17 employees.

33. The country has discovered a blue zirconium, which is over 4 billion years old.

Author: kangurek

34. Zero tolerance for drivers driving a car “by glass”. You must have 0.0 promil.

35. Since 2013, a human body scanner has been introduced at major Australian airports. Random selected passengers are checked.

Author: alfa

36. In Coober Pedy, people live in underground caves.

Author: aborygen

37. In Australia, in 1859, 24 rabbits were released, which so quickly multiplied that they now occupy over 4 million km2.

Author: Ilona

38. The railway tracks between the east coast and the city of Perth are the longest straight railway section in the world. It is 478 km long.

Author: Alicja

39. Red bananas called Red Dacca are popular in Australia.

Author: Martynka91

40. The city of Perth built in the desert is 322 km from the nearest, larger population of people.

41. Camberra was founded in 1908 mainly to become the capital of Australia. This was to reconcile the two largest cities of Sydney and Melbourne, which had been fighting for this honorable function for many years.

Author: Ewelina91

42. About 70,000 Australians are followers of the Jedi religion.

43. On the island of North Stradbroke there is a lake called “Bathing God”. According to research, it has not changed in the last 7,500 years.

Author: Kango

44. In 1869, the largest lump of gold weighing over 71 kg was found in Moliagul.

Author: Basia

45. Melbourne has the most extensive tram network in the world. 500 trains run on 28 lines with a length of around 500 km.

Author: świetlik

46. In Australia, due to the large distance between cities, to make the transport of goods more efficient, “road trains” are created – trucks that pull up to 12 trailers.

Author: Siwek

47. The Australian dollar is the world’s first polymer currency.

48. The minimum wage depends on the profession and the employee’s age.

Author: Oczko

49. On the quarantine beach in Sydney, hired snipers guard a group of small penguins against attacks by dogs and foxes.

Author: Izuś

50. There are a lot of venomous spiders in this country. Nevertheless, since 1981 nobody died of their bite.

Author: Dorota

51. In Tasmani is one of the cleanest waters in the world. During the Seoul Olympic Games, 5 tons of water was transported to provide healthy drinking water for athletes. There is also very clean air.

Author: KatarzynaD

52. The minimum wage is Australian $626.9 per week, and Australian $179 per hour (data from 2015).

53. The amount of income tax in Australia is 28.5% – 30%.

54. Men and women can retire at the age of 65.

55. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 5.3% .

Author: Daria

56. 27 Australians have accumulated assets greater than one billion US dollars.

57. The richest person in Australia is Gina Rinehart, who owns a property of $12.3 billion.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

58. In the seventeenth century, the Dutch explore the western and northern coast of Australia called this area New Holland.

Author: Liliputek

59. In Australia, an average person consumes about 12.2 liters of pure alcohol per year.

60. The national alcohol is beer and rum.

Author: AlkoWorld

61. The most beer is beer – 44%, then wine – 37%, spirit – 12%, and other alcoholic beverages – 7%.

Author: AlkoWorld

62. In this country, compulsory education lasts 11 years.

63. The beginning of education begins at the age of 5.

Author: EduKacJa

64. The average IQ level is 98.

Author: EduKacJa

65. In this country there is 1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 240 069 people).

66. In Australia, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 54 minutes a day.

Author: Reebeka

67. National animals are a kangaroo and ostrich emu.

Author: Kos

68. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise by one hour) is the first Sunday of April.

Author: Adrianna

69. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 50 to 60 km / h.

70. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road varies from 100 to 110 km / h, and on highways 130 km / h.

71. There is no speed limit on the stretch of Stuart Highway between the cities of Alice Springs and Barrow Cerek.

72. In 2013, 1,192 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

73. 30% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

74. The country has over 17,171,000 vehicles registered (716 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

75. A huge fire lasting from February 7 to March 14, 2009 killed 173 people.

Author: Fiorella

76. In this country there are more than 823 217 km of paved roads, including over 3 132 km of expressways (1.28% of all roads in the world).

77. In this country there are 480 airports, 349 with paved surface.

78. The largest airport in Australia is in Sydney (Kingsford-Smith). Over 38 million people use it annually.

79. In this country there are over 38,445 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

80. In this country, over 21 176 000 (2015) 21 743 803 (2018) people have access to internet (about 91% of the population).

81. Around 14,000,000 (2015) 15,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

82. The average internet connection speed is 7.8 Mb / s, and the maximum rate is 41.9 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Author: NET

83. The country’s top-level domain is .au . There are over 2,546 700 websites with such an extension.

84. The most popular pages with the extension .au are: google.com.au, ebay.com.au and news.com.au.

Author: http

85. This country has 2018 over year $58 676 000 000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.39% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

86. Amount of gold reserves in …
      – 2015 year was 79900 kg ,
      – 2018 year is 72800 kg

Author: Vinamra

87. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $1 534 600 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $1,323,000,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

88. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 33.9% GDP, or around: $520 229 400 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 41.9% GDP, or around: $554,337,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $23,091.

89. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 of the year was around: $1 395 638 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

90. 27% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

91. In this country an adult person smokes 86 cigarettes a month on average.

Author: VViki

92. The highest building in Australia is Q1 in Gold Coast, which is 322.5 meters high (80 floors). It was built in 2005.

93. There are 32 “skyscrapers” in Melbourne (buildings with a height of over 150 meters).

Author: BobBudowniczy

94. The tallest structure in the country is the Sydney Tower in Sydney, 309 meters high. Established in 1981.

Author: BobBudowniczy

95. The lowest temperature: -23 °C was measured at Charlotte Pass.

96. The highest temperature: 50.7 °C was measured in Oodnadatta.

Author: weather

97. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Author: medi

98. The average life expectancy in this country is 82.1 years (women – 84.3 years and men – 79.9 years).

Author: Wilga

99. 13 Australian citizens received the Nobel Prize.

Author: redsun

100. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

Author: Nadia

101. In this country, women having their first child on average 30.5 years old.

102. 10 women give birth to 18 children on average.

Author: Nadia

103. The average age of people living in this country is 38.4 years.

104. The country is around:
4 298 000 people (17.9%) in the age range 0-14 years.
15 997 000 people (66.63%) in the age range 15-64 years.
3 714 200 people (15.47%) over 65 years old.

105. In this country, about 292,000 children (1.2% of the population) are born every year, and about 171 000 people die (0.7% of the population).

Author: Sara19

106. The lowest point in the country is Lake Eyre – 15 m.p.p.

Author: Klemens

107. Over half a million wild camels live in Australia. They are sold to Saudi Arabia.

108. In Australia, a record number of flu patients was recorded in 2017. In August alone, over 30,000 people died a dozen or so. One of the dead was a receptionist at the Canberra clinic, she was vaccinated for flu.

109. Since September 2017, water drones have been patrolling selected wharves of Australian beaches by detecting and warning against sharks.

110. The intense rains that fell in Australia in 2010-2011, soaking in dry soil, led to a reduction of the all-ocean level by 1 cm.

111. After analyzing the footprint from 20,000 years ago, it turns out that the person who left this trail had to run at a speed comparable to the results of the current Olympic champions.

112. There are over 10,000 beaches in Australia.

113. The warriors of the Luritja tribe fought with a shield and boomerang.

114. According to the aboriginal story, 20,000 years ago Australia was connected by land to Indonesia.

115. In 2011, 6 golf sharks, which can live in fresh water, flooded the golf course.

116. Pasture Anna Creek Station has as much as 24,000 km2. For comparison, the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship has a similar area.

Author: Vidar

117. One of the episodes of the well-known fairy tale “Peppa Pig” was not broadcast in Australia because the pig played with a friendly spider. It was feared that the children would not have adequate respect for it, to very dangerous Australian spiders.

Author: Femar

118. In 1975, there was a great constitutional crisis that led to the closure of the Australian parliament and the release of all politicians.

119. In the last 10 years, most people in Australia have killed horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, bulls, and dogs (127 people killed in 254 cases).

120. In the last 10 years, kangaroos killed more people than sharks (18 – kangaroos, 16 – sharks).

Author: Femar

121. Although there are a lot of poisonous snakes in Australia, over the past 10 years, they have led to the death of “only” 14 people.

122. In 2015, up to 30% of fatal accidents were caused by people driving under the influence of alcohol.

123. White Cliffs is a settlement inhabited by about 200 people, located underground in an abandoned opal mine.

Author: Femar

124. 98% of Australians live on the coast.

125. Lago Rosa is a salt lake that has an amazing pink color.

126. There are 147 pubs in the city of Melbourne.

Author: Zikon

127. 25% of Australians were born outside of Australia.

128. Mount Townsend turned out to be higher than Kosciuszko Mountain, so in the nineteenth century it was decided to change their names, so that Kosciuszko Mountain would continue to be the highest peak of Australia.

129. There is a tradition that every person climbing Mount Townsend takes the stone from the foot and puts it on the top so that the mountain becomes higher than Mount Kosciuszko. It will take some time because the difference is now 19 meters.

130. Australia is moving by 7 cm per year north through tectonic plate movements.

131. The Aborigines for 50,000 years burned grass to hunt wild game, largely leading to the sterilization of Australia’s surface.

132. Australian Leanne Rowe, who has never been to France after a car accident, began to speak with a strong French accent.

133. Queensland is the only state in Australia to ban rabbits. A fine of up to $45,500. Permission was granted to only 34 people who professionally deal with magic tricks so that they can pull rabbits out of their hat.

134. The Easter rabbit is exchanged for a rabbit-like marsupial marsupial called Bilba. In Australia, the rabbits, due to the great losses they have done, are not easily associated.

Author: Lewy

135. In this country there is the Royal Service of Flying Doctors, known as air ambulance, dealing with the provision of medical assistance to a person living hundreds of miles from major cities.

136. The name of the city of Canberra was chosen after the public competition. Other proposed names were: Emire City, Democratia, Australamooloo, Kangarem.

137. In Australia, as many as 96 people per 1,000 current antidepressants. This is the second highest score in the world.

138. Australian Ken Warby in 1978 set a record speed on the water. On the Spirit of Australia, it reached a speed of 511,121 km / h. Until today, this result could not be improved. Two attempts ended tragically.

139. The longest volcanic chain in the world, more than 2,000 kilometers, was discovered along eastern Australia.

Author: XYX

140. Billionaire Clive Palmar builds a replica of the Titanic. The cost will be over one billion dollars.

Author: Liliana

141. The percentage share in the global economy of Australia in 2015 is 1.93% (for comparison, Poland’s share is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

Author: Setar

142. Australia is the world’s largest producer of wool, bauxite, titanium, alumina and sheepmeat.

Author: Luiza

143. In this country, a person of 10 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

144. In Australia there are 4100000 km2 of agricultural land (54% of the country).

145. 150 people in 1000 possess firearms.

146. The highest located town in the country is Cabramurra.

147. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1902.

Author: Statyk

148. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last two days.

149. He joined the United Nations on November 1, 1945.

150. The work week is 38 hours.

Author: Statyk

151. 1630000 km2 of the country is covered by forests (21.4%)

152. The last death penalty was carried out in 1967.

Author: Statyk

153. In Australia pornography is forbidden in women who have small breasts because they may look underage.

Author: KAsia

154. Teenager Corey Delaney has invited friends from MySpace to her place. He did not expect more than 500 people to come. The damage caused during the house was estimated at over $20,000.

155. In Australia, Burger King performs under the name Hungry Jack’s.

156. The Australian Don Ritchie was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for saving his life in 45 years, over 160 potential suicides. He lived from a nearby cliff and, as he saw desperate people standing at his edge, invited them to his tea and talked them away from bad thoughts.

157. If all people living on Earth were to be placed on the continent of Australia, then each person would have more than 1,020 m2. The population density would be around 975 people per km2.

158. Australian schools use world maps in south orientation (Australia at the top of the map, and Europe at the bottom).

159. Australian economy loses about 6.2 billion dollars annually due to reduced employee productivity due to the high temperatures prevailing in the country.

160. The wingspan of the Hercules moth, which can be found in Australia, reaches 30 cm.

161. The name of the capital of the country – Canberra, means a meeting place.

162. Canberra is the only big city in Australia where you can meet kangaroos.

163. Bob Hawke, Prime Minister of Australia in 1983-1991, established in the 1950s a world record in drinking beer on time (1.4 l drink in 11 seconds).

164. In 1966, David Malangi, an Aboriginal artist, discovered that on one of Australia’s banknotes there is a drawing of his authorship. As part of the remuneration he received $1,000, a locket and a container for fish.

165. The Aborigines until 1967 were considered animals. It was only after the referendum that the people of Australia decided that they should be granted equal status to people.

166. In the coat of arms of Australia there is a kangaroo and emu. Both animals are unable to retreat, which symbolizes that Australia is always moving forward.

167. Under Australian law, surfers can not go whales closer than 100 meters.

168. Bronze medals awarded at the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000, created after the meltdown of the Australian 1 cent coins, which were withdrawn from circulation in 1992.

169. The Australian dollar is the world’s first plastic currency. It is made of polymer.

170. Over 140 species of snakes live in this country.

Author: KAsia

171. In 1869, the largest lump of gold weighing 71 kg was found in Moliagul.

172. FSM Niki, reminiscent of Fiat 126p, in the years 1989-1993 was the cheapest car available on the Australian market.

173. Australia and Greece are the only countries that have represented their teams in all modern Olympics.

Author: KAsia

174. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 45%, and for companies 30% (2018).

175. The tax on goods and services is 10% (2018).

176. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.1%.

Author: Fan%

177. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 4 820 A $.

Author: Daria

178. In Western Australia in 2018, more than 150 whales from the Globicephala family (7 m in length) have been aground. Unfortunately, only 10 of them survived. The mystery is why the whales affected the aground.

Author: Mika

What is the highest peak in Australia?
The highest peak in Australia is Góra Kościuszki (2228 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Australia?
The largest river in Australia is Murray River, 2,575 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Australia?
The largest lake in Australia is Eyre (area from 8,000 to 10,000 km2).

answer: Marta

What is the national dish?
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Which Australia has national colors?
National colors: green and gold.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is beer and rum.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a kangaroo and ostrich emu.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
National sport is cricket and rugby.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Australia?
It is an island country, no terrestrial borders.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 38.4 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage depends on the profession and the employee’s age.

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Australia?
The population density is 3 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Forward, Australia!”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 50.7 ° C was measured in Oodnadatta.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -23 ° C was measured at Charlotte Pass.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta