Australia Outline

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australia Outline

 

 

Outline Australia

Australia is a huge country, a popular tourist/vacation destination and one of the most significant economies of the world. There are so many things about

Australia that sometimes escape the consciousness and attention of people. If you want to know the country really well, it would be helpful if you would look at it in a simple and informative way: through an outline.

First, when you say Australia, it refers to the continent called such and a country, officially named Commonwealth of Australia. It is unique in that it comprises a continent plus several adjoining and nearby islands like Tasmania. Geographically, Australia is the smallest continent in the planet, but it is one of the biggest countries at the same time.

 

 

It sits comfortably ‘down under,’ or in the southern hemisphere, bordering the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. Indigenous Australians have inhabited the mainland for about 42,000 years.

 

Australia Outline

Dutch explorers discovered the continent in 1606. In 1770, the eastern part of the continent was claimed by Great Britain and made it a penal colony. From New South Wales, many other areas were explored subsequently, creating five other self-governing Crown Colonies.


Any Australia outline will not be complete without touching on the states and the territories. The continent-nation is comprised of major states: Western Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania (arranged from the biggest to the smallest).

 

The respective capital cities are Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart. Territories include the Jervis Bay, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Norfolk Island, Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, Coral Sea Islands territory, Cocos Islands and Heard & McDonald Islands.

Canberra is Australia’s capital city. It is the government seat, where the Parliament House could be located. Numerous Australian government agencies and departments, as well as the High Court of Australia, are found in the city.
 

The federal government is basically Canberra’s biggest single employer. In terms of economy, Australia ranks 14th to 15th in lists of International Monetary Fund and World Bank based on gross domestic product. Many industries actively contribute to national revenues, namely, agriculture, communications, energy, mining, transport and tourism. The Australian Securities Exchange is one of the biggest stock exchanges in the world. It was formed from the combination of the Sydney Futures Exchange and the Australian Stock Exchange in 2006. Infrastructure wise, Australia is one of the most developed.

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Australians enjoy the comfort and reliability of well-developed transport, healthcare, water supply, sanitation, energy and communication infrastructures.

Many global businesses logically find the continent-nation as among the best places to conduct business. Indeed, Australia is modern, yet a large portion of the continent remains to be further explored and developed.
 

 

 

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