50 Interesting Facts About Australia

  1. The official name of Australia is "The Commonwealth of Australia" and it situated in Australia continent.
  2. The Australia name derived from australis which means southern in Latin language.
  3. Captain James Cook was the first European who visited Australia in 1770 then he claimed it as a Britain territory.
  4. Australia is the smallest continent in the world which total area is about 7 millions km².
  5. Australia is an island country and continent, it located in between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean.
  6. Australia is made up with 6 states and these are Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland.
  7. English language is the official language of Australia and other languages are Mandarin, Arabic, Italian, Cantonese and Vietnamese.
  8. 17% land of Australia is covered by forests and woodlands and it representing about 5% forest land of the world's total forests.
  9. Australia's 135 millions hectares areas is covered by forests with 379 species of mammals, 830 species of bird, 860 species of reptiles, 240 species of amphibians and more than 5,000 species of fishes available here.
  10. Australia haven't any international land border and it's nearest country is Papua New Guinea which situated at 6 km away from Australia.
  11. Australia has the world's sixth largest coastline border and it's total length is about 25,780 km.
  12. There about 8,222 islands have situated but only few islands inhabited and "Tasmania" is the largest island of Australia.
  13. Australia got her independence on 3rd March in 1986 from United Kingdom.
  14. Sydney city is the largest city of Australia which area is about 12,368 km² and it's population is about 55.7 lakhs.
  15. Canberra is the capital of Australia which area is about 815 km² and it's total population is about 5.9 lakhs.
  16. The total area of Australia is about 7.692 millions km² and it is the 6th largest country in the world after Russia, Canada, United States, China and Brazil.
  17. Total population of Australia is about 3.1 crores and citizens of Australia is known as Australians.
  18. The National flag of Australia have one union jack, 7 stars and blue colour. Blue colour represent the surrounded ocean, union jack symbolised to the British rule and the largest star known as commonwealth star.
  19. Australian dollar is the official currency of Australia and currently One USD equivalent to 1.53 Australian dollar (AUD).
  20. Tasmanian Tiger is a extinct species but still alive in Tasmania island in Australia.
  21. Cassowaries bird is the world's deadliest bird which only found in Australia.
  22. Australia civilized from 5,000 years ago but today only 3% Australians are descendants of those ancestors.
  23. Melbourne Cricket Ground is the world's largest cricket stadium with 1,00,024 seats and Melbourne was the world's richest city in 1880.
  24. There have located about 6 main lakes & more than 4,000 minor lakes and Lake Eyre is the largest lake in Australia which area is about 9,500 km².
  25. There situated 4 pink lakes in Australia and Lake Hillier is the world's largest pink lake which situated in western Australia and it's area is about 15 hectares.
  26. Australians couldn't change electric bulb at home without license.
  27. The seat belt invented by "George Cayley" and world's first seat belt law passed in Victoria, Australia in 1970.
  28. Voting is compulsory in Australia like Brazil if anyone don't vote then he pays 70 AUD as fine.
  29. There have approximately 1.5 millions feral camels in Australia and their numbers are grown twice in every 7 years so Australians exports camels to Saudi Arabia.
  30. Australia is the only one continent in the world where haven't any active volcanoes.
  31. Australia is also called the country of kangaroos because there kangaroo's population is about 48 millions which is double than the human population in Australia.
  32. Emu is world's second largest bird after ostrich which is the national bird of Australia.
  33. Inland taipan is world's most venomous snake which only found in East Australia.
  34. The Dingo Fence is the world's longest fence which situated in south east Australia and it's length is about 5,614 km.
  35. The Dingo Fence built in 1855 for protect to cultivated field from rabbits invades.
  36. The great barrier reef is the world's largest coral reef system which stretched over 344,000 km² and it located in Coral Sea near the Queensland in Australia.
  37. There are approximately 150 millions sheep living in Australia as a result 8 sheeps per capita.
  38. According to the "Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals" (RSPCA) Melbourne is known as the fox capital of the world where found 23 foxen in every square km.
  39. A feral pig drank about 18 beer cans and then he tried to fight with a cow in Australia in 2013.
  40. There were no deaths from the spider bites in Australia after 1979.
  41. Australia is the world's second largest country in term of grant women the right to vote from 1902.
  42. More than 85% Australians live within 50 km away from the coastline.
  43. An Australian tried to sell the New Zealand on ebay in 2006 and it's bidding price reached at 34,000 AUD. 
  44. Mount Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia which height is about 2,228 meters.
  45. Australians have spend 200 billions USD on gambling in every year which is more than some country's GDP.
  46. Murray river is the largest river in Australia which length is about 2,508 km.
  47. According to australian constitution act 1953 it is illegal to declare a reward for return the missing goods.
  48. Microbial mat fossils is the world's oldest fossil which is 3.48 billion years old and it founded in sandstone in Western Australia.
  49. The flight black box invented by an Australian scientist "David Ronald de Mey Warren AO" in 1953.
  50. Anna Creek Station is the world's largest cattle station which situated in south Australia and it's total area is about 34,000 km².