In land area, Australia is the sixth largest nation after Russia, Canada, China, the United States of America and Brazil. It has, however, a relatively small population.
Australia is the only nation to govern an entire continent and its outlying islands. The mainland is the largest island and the smallest, flattest continent on Earth. It lies between 10° and 39° South latitude.
The Australian federation consists of six States and two Territories.
Ruled by: Queen Elizabeth II
The largest State, Western Australia, is about the same size as Western Europe.
There are eight capital cities in Australia, all of which function at a sub-national level.
Canberra is the national capital
Sydney: capital of New South Wales
Adelaide: capital of South Australia
Brisbane: capital of Queensland
Darwin: capital of Northern Territory
Melbourne: capital of Victoria
Hobart: Capital of Tasmania
Perth: capital of Western Australia
Although Australia has no official language, it is largely monolingual with English being the de facto.
There is no state religion in Australia, the establishment of which is prohibited by the Constitution. The remaining population is Islamic and Buddhist communities.
1 Australian dollar = 0.74 Jordanian Dinar.
Australia has had one of the most outstanding economies of the world in recent years. As a high-growth, low-inflation, low interest rate economy.