12 Amazing Facts About Australia
Australia is a wonderful country. When it snows at the most part of the globe, Australians spend time on the sunny beaches.
Australia is named after the Latin phrase “Terra Australis Incognita”, which means “unknown southern land” appeared during the reign of the Roman Empire.
Here are some Interesting facts about Australia:
GEOGRAPHY OF AUSTRALIA
Australia is the largest island and the smallest continent in the world.
Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth, the driest is Antarctica.
Australia is the only continent with an active volcano.
ANIMALS OF AUSTRALIA
More than 750,000 single-humped wild camels walk In Australian desert. This is one of the largest herds in the world.
The longest living in the world structure – the Great Barrier Reef is also located in Australia. Its length is 2600 km.
There are 3.3 times more sheep than people living in Australia.
Koalas and people – the only animals in the world that have unique fingerprints. Prints of koalas fingers are almost impossible to distinguish from humans.
THE POPULATION OF AUSTRALIA
Australia has one of the lowest population densities in the world, which is 3 people per square kilometer, whereas the average population density in the world is 45 people per square kilometer.
More than 20 per cent of Australians were born in another country.
RECORDS OF AUSTRALIA
The longest straight road in the world is located in the Nullarbor desert – 146 km
Dingo Fence is the longest fence in the world (5400 km). It is almost twice as long as the Great Wall of China.
Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world.