Australia is situated south of Asia, between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans. Australia is a continent, a country and an island at the same time. Australia is located in the southern hemisphere.
OFFITIAL NAME : Commonwealth of Australia OFFITIAL NAME : Commonwealth of Australia CAPITAL: Canberra CAPITAL: Canberra TOTAL AREA: 7,700,000 sq km TOTAL AREA: 7,700,000 sq km POPULATION: 20 million people POPULATION: 20 million people HEAD OF STATE: Queen Elizabeth II HEAD OF STATE: Queen Elizabeth II
Captain James Cook discovered Australia in 1770 In 1851 gold was discovered about 300 km west of Sydney
The Aborigines are the Australian natives Europeans came to Australia in the 1600s
Australia's coat of arms – the official emblem of the Australian Government. It consists of a shield containing the badges of the six states. The supporters are native Australian fauna – a kangaroo and an emu. Yellow-flowered native plant, wattle, is also here. The flag of Australia The large seven-pointed star represents the six States and Territories. The small stars from the Southern Cross – a prominent feature of the southern hemisphere night sky.
Canberra is the capital of Australia. The population is about 310,000 people. Capitol HillCanberra Fountain