Australia is undoubtedly an extremely beautiful country, one of the best in the world. Australia means “Southern,” and this is apt for a country that lies in the southern hemisphere. The first ever settlement in this vast country dates back to about 45,000 years ago, when hunter gatherers arrived from South-East Asia. The first European traveler that laid eyes on the Cape York Peninsula near Australia was Willem Janszoon.
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Queensland with its six states, Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, South, Western, Australian Capital Territory, and the Northern Territory constitute the Commonwealth Australia, which is the Modern day Australia.  The country is vast with a total area of  2,941,300 sq mi, of which 21,262 mi forms the coastline, and 3,146,060 sq mi is the exclusive economic zone.

Australia is a dry continent and the soil is not fertile.  It has the distinction of being the flattest continent in the world. The world’s largest Mount Augustus is in Western Australia and it covers an area of 47.95 km² and is over a thousand meters above sea level. The Great Barrier Reef covers an area of 133,000 sq. mi. and is about 2,600 km in length. This is the world’s largest coral reef that has more than 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands.

A multicultural country, Australia has a population of 21,370,800, and thousands of people migrate each year. More than 64% of the people follow Christianity, 26% are Roman Catholics, 19% are Anglican and the Non-Christian population is around 5%. The national language and the language spoken is English. The country has a sign language called Auslan , used by over 6,500 deaf people.

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Sydney, the country’s capital, is the largest city with the largest population (4,336,374) and the biggest area.  Melbourne with 3,806,092 population count is another big city, along with Brisbane that has a population figure of 1,867,594.

Sports that are popular in Australia are cricket, hockey, soccer, rugby, motor racing and horse racing. Their cricket team is one of the strongest and has won the Cricket World Cup for many years consecutively.  Australia participates in all the Commonwealth Games. They are also part of the Summer Olympic Games.  Australians enjoy arts like music, ballet and theatre.

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