Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Comprising of a land area of about 7.692 million square kilometers, it is the sixth-largest country in the world. The country is inundated with several beautiful, mystical beaches and consists of numerous small islands. And all this doesn’t even begin to cover the interesting facts about Australia.
Want to know more about the beautiful island country?
Here are some astonishing and amazing facts about Australia.
FACTS ABOUT AUSTRALIA
1. Australia has world’s longest highway
Highway 1 of Australia is the longest highway of the world. It’s about 14,500 km long.
2. The population of kangaroos is more than that of humansThe population of kangaroos is more than that of humans Click To Tweet
There are 50 million kangaroos in Australia which is much more than the human population. Also, the growth rate is quite high as there were 45 million kangaroos in 2016 and now they have increased by 5 million.
3. Australia has 10,000 beachesAustralia has 10,000 beaches, more than any other country in the world. Click To Tweet
Australia’s coastline stretches across 50,000 kilometres and has 10,000 beaches. Which is more than any other country in the world.
4. Australian alps get more snow than Switzerland’s alps
Australia experiences very heavy snowfall in June and September. Because of this Australia is an ideal location for skiing lovers.
Blue cow mountain are the most popular alps.
5. 90% of Australians live on the coast within 50 km
Australia has a lot of barren land, mostly central Australia. All the major cities are located near the sea shore. Australia has a very long coast line and it has more than 10,000 beaches.
6. Most of the animals of Australia are unique
Approximately 80% of the Australian animals are unique. Some of them are kangaroos, koalas and platypuses.
7. One of the first countries to allow women to vote
Australia is the second country which allowed women to vote after it’s neighbouring nation New Zealand.
8. World’s oldest fossil was found here
The world’s oldest fossil which is 3.4 billion years old was found in Australia.
9. Australia is a land of sheep
Total population of sheeps in australia is approximately 150 million, whereas the total population of humans is 20 million only which means that there are 8 sheeps for everyone.
10. World’s longest golf course exits in Australia
What can be the maximum length of a golf course?
Do you think 30 miles! Then you are wrong, a golf course measuring more than 850 miles exists in australia.
11. Egg laying animals live in Australia
The only two mammals in the world that lay eggs are found in australia. They are platypus and echidna.
12. ¼th of the Australian were born in another country¼th of the Australian were born in another country Click To Tweet
A report shows that 25% of Australian are born in another country.
13. Land of venomous snakesAustralia is a land of venomous snakes. 21 out of 25 most venomous snakes exists in Australia, which is much more than any other continent or country. Click To Tweet
14. 200 languages are spoken in australia
There are over 200 languages spoken in Australia. This include english, greek, italian, mandarin and arabic.
English is the most commonly spoken language in Australia.
We hope you are now lot more enlightened about Australia than ever before.
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Want to know some astonishing facts about Australia’s neighbouring country New Zealand? Read here: 20 Amazing Facts About New Zealand