Interesting facts

  • Australia is the only nation-continent of over 20 million people in the world yet having the highest literacy rate.
  • Australia is most famous for Crocodile Dundee, Steve Erwin, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, kangaroos, crocodiles, the Outback, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, Aborigines, wine and vegemite.
  • Since 2011, Melbourne was crowned the world’s most livable city 2 years in a row amongst 140 cities.
  • Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1902.
  • Australia is one of the world’s most urbanized coastal dwelling populations as 80 percent of its population lives within 100 kilometers of the coast.
  • Over 200 different languages and dialects are spoken in Australia including 45 Indigenous languages. The most common non-English spoken languages are Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin.

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