Australia Information







Australia Information



Information about Australia

The continent is the smallest in the planet, but the country is one of the biggest.

Australia as a whole is about as large as the entire mainland of the United States, excluding Hawaii and Alaska. The capital city is Canberra, which also serves as the seat of government. The biggest cities in the country are Sydney (NSW), Melbourne (Victoria), Brisbane (Queensland), Perth (Western Australia) and Adelaide (South Australia).

The main language used throughout the continent is English, which is spoken by abut 79% of the total population. There are other native and minority languages, mostly in the bush. Are you traveling to Australia? You certainly need to know many things about this great continent-nation.



There is so much about Australia that often goes unnoticed and unremembered.  But business travelers, tourists, immigrants and guests are always sure: Australia is a very good place to go to.


Australia Information

The following Australia information are listed to give anyone a crash course about what the country and the continent is. Some of the most modern and progressive cities are in the Australia.

Many industries are also active, luring in more prospective jobseekers. The history is one of a kind, unlike any other in the world. In terms of race and ethnicity, Australia is dominated by Caucasians, which comprise of 92% of the population. Asians consist of 7% and Aborigines and other races take 1% of the pie. Roman Catholicism is the biggest religion, comprising of 26%, followed by Anglican (about 21%), Christian (21%), Buddhism and Islam.


About 15% of the population does not observe any religion. Major industries are mining, industrial equipment, agriculture, food processing, chemicals and steel.

Australian agriculture is best known for the best quality and high export volume of wheat, sugarcane, barley, cattle, poultry, sheep and fruits.

In mining, the continent has a significant reserve of coal, iron ore, diamonds, gold, uranium, silver, copper, tin and nickel.

The country is a major importer of transport machines, computers, crude oil and telecommunication equipment. Major trade partners are the US, China, Japan, Germany and Singapore.

Aborigines first migrated from Southeast Asia into Australia about 42,000 years ago. In the 17th century, different portions of the continent were discovered and sighted by Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese explorers.

Information in Australia

In 1688, the British arrived in Australia and claimed the vast island its possession, coining the name New South Wales. In 1788, Britain set up a penal colony in Sydney, where hundreds of thousands of English convicts were transported from Europe. In 1839, the territory stopped being a penal colony.

Today, Australia is significant as a highly progressive nation, a strong military force and a reliable trade and economic partner. The country is currently well noted for its free compulsory education, liberal legislation, maternity allowances, old-age pensions, women’s suffrage and protected trade unionism.



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