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AUSTRALIA.

The name Australia is derived from the Latin australis, meaning "southern".

Australia is the largest island in the world and, in turn, the smallest continent. Australia is also the only continent ruled as one country.

Australia is surrounded by the Indian, Pacific and Antarctic Glacial. It is separated from Asia by the Arafura and Timor seas.

C ITIES , STATES AND


TERRITORIES

Australia is divided into six states and two territories. Canberra is the national capital and the center of government.

Capital Largest city National language

Canberra Sydney English

M ULTICULTURAL A USTRALIA .

Australian society is made up of people from a variety of cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, languages and religions, which is a defining feature of modern Australian society.

C LIMATE .

December to February is summer, from March to May is autumn, winter is June to August and September to November is spring.

C URRENCY.

Australia's national currency is the Australian dollar, which comes in denominations of tickets $ 5, $ 10, $ 20, $ 50 and $ 100. Coins come in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 and 2 dollars.

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PLACES TO VISIT.

Parliament House, Canberra was opened in 1988, replacing the provisional Parliament House building opened in 1927.

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The Twelve Apostles (Victoria): Grouping of limestone needles protruding from the sea, this is a tourist place.

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Government House, Canberra, also known as "Yarralumla", is the official residence of the Governor-General.

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The koala, the kangaroos and the eucalyptus form an iconic Australian pair.

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The Super Pit gold mine in Kalgoorlie, Australia's largest open cut mine.

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Nearly three quarters of Australians live in metropolitan cities and coastal areas. The beach is an integral part of the Australian identity.

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The Barossa Valley is a wine-producingregion in South Australia. Fewer than 15 per cent of Australians live in rural areas.

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St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, Sydney, built to a design by William Wardell. About a quarter of Australians are Roman Catholic.

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The Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne was the first building in Australia to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004

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Pavlova has been consumed in Australia since the 20th century. It is the typical dessert.

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Panoramic view of Mount Uluru.

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Sydney opera house and skyline.

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Australian football is the most popular sport in Australia

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Australia hosted the summer games in 1956 (Melbourne) and 2000 (Sydney) finishing third and fourth respectively in the medals.

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A DVANCE A USTRALIA FAIR .

Australia's national anthem was composed by Peter Dodds McCormick in 1878.

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A CTORS BORN IN A USTRALIA .

Hugh Jackman:

Birthplace: Sydney.

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Heath Ledger:

Birthplace: Perth.

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Simon Baker:

Birthplace: Launceston, Tasmania.

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Nicole Kidman: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Until four years he lived in the United States, when his family moved to Australia.

AustralianAmerican actress. She won the Oscar, three Golden Globe and a BAFTA.

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S INGER .

Kylie Minogue:

Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. She has sold worldwide over 70 million records

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V IDEO .

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W HY PEOPLE SHOULD LIVE IN A USTRALIA ?

His landscapes, seas, buildings ... everything is beautiful. Its Human Development Index is "very high". The United Nations has declared Australia as the second best country in the world to live.

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Australia is a remote place, making it a country with animals and plants found only there. Australia is a nation of immigrants. This has led her to also become a tolerant and multicultural. The country accepts annual migration of about 76,000 foreigners.