Australia Facts for Kids

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  • Country Name: Australia
  • Continent: Australia
  • Capital City: Canberra
  • Primary Language: Enlish
  • Population: 23,401,892 (2016 Census)
  • Currency: Australian dollar (CAD)
  • GDP: $1.323 trillion USD (2017, World Bank)

20 Australia Facts for Kids

  1. Australia is a country on the Australian continent (Australia).
  2. A native or resident of Australia is called an Australian or Aussie.
  3. The primary language spoken in Australia is English.
  4. The capital city of Australia is Canberra.
  5. The population of Australia was 23,401,892 according to a 2016 census.
  6. According to the estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Australia is the 55th most populated country in the world.
  7. The national currency of Australia is the Australian dollar (CAD).
  8. In 2017, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Australia was $1.323 trillion USD.
  9. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Australia was 21st on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2018.
  10. The government of Australia is a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
  11. The country of Australia covers 2,969,907 square miles.
  12. Australia is the sixth largest size country by square miles.
  13. Drivers in Australia drive on the left side of the road.
  14. The country calling code for Australia is +61.
  15. The ISO 3166 code for Australia is AU.
  16. Australia is divided into six states and two self-governing territories.
  17. Australia is home to the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef in the world.
  18. Australia exports more coal than any other country in the world.
  19. Mount Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia and has a maximum height of 7,310 feet.
  20. Two-thirds of Australia is considered the outback. This outback is the interior of Australia.

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