About – Australia

Australia is the largest island and the smallest continent in the world. It lies between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. It is about 11,000 kilometers southwest of North America and 3,200 kilometers southeast of mainland Asia.

Australia boasts a fantastic temperate climate. It is a land of bright sunshine, surf beaches, tropical rivers, rainforests, mountain ranges, red deserts and rich green coastal plains. The flora and fauna are interesting and unique, with kangaroos, koalas and wombats included in the array of wildlife.

The population of Australia is almost nineteen million. More than four-fifths of the people live in cities and towns that are generally in coastal areas near the mouth of a river and as close as possible to a good ocean harbour. The main cities are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Canberra and are all State Capital cities. Most Australians enjoy an excellent standard of living, good educational opportunities and a relaxed lifestyle made possible by the outstanding natural and economic features of the country.

There are a range of climate types with the north being tropical, the center being desert and the southern coastal areas being temperate. The seasons are the reverse of the Northern Hemisphere. January/February is generally the hottest time of year and the months around July are usually the coldest. In the tropical north it is warm to hot all year around, with the seasons being simply referred to as ‘wet’ or ‘dry’. The majority of the population live around Australia’s coastal edges, due to the harsh environmental conditions of the centre.

THE PEOPLE :

Multi-cultural society.
Free from racial discrimination
English is the common language used
Religious freedom
Immigrants from Europe and recently from Asia constitute the bulk of the population
Friendly People

POPULATION :

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. It’s about the same size as the 48 mainland states of the USA and 50 percent larger than Europe, but has the lowest population density in the world – only two people per square kilo meter. It has population of 20 million only.

CLIMATE :

With the reverse season of the northern hemisphere, Australia enjoys a largely temperate climate. Most of Australia receives more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, or an amazing 70 percent of the total possible hours. Grab a hat and sunscreen and enjoy the delightful climate.

CITIES / REGIONS :

Six states and two territories Sydney is one of the most highly urbanized cities in the world Sophisticated cities such as Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Canberra, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide WA – Very upcoming Brisbane fastest growing

SCENERY :

Most beautiful country in the world with amazing cultural and natural diversities Diverse flora and fauna spread across the country Home to the Great Barrier Reef

SPORTS & RECREATION :

Cricket, Hockey and Rugby, Aussie Rules, are popular sports in Australia. With more than 120 national and thousands of local, regional and state sporting organisations, it’s estimated that six-and-a-half million people in Australia are registered sport participants.