AUSTRALIA - a country in the Southern Hemisphere, which occupies Tasmania and numerous smaller islands near them. From the west, south and north it washed by Indian ocean and in the east – the Pacific ocean.
Australia - colorful multicultural country with many different ethnic groups. This is the sixth largest country in the world, and also the only country that is a continent. The country is in the southern hemisphere and summer lasts from December to February.
Many people think that the capital of Australia is Sydney. In fact it is not - as a compromise between Sydney and Melbourne, the capital was chosen Canberra, at a distance of 248 kilometers from Sydney and 483 kilometers from Melbourne.
Pasture Anna Creek in South Australia is the largest in the world, covering an area of 34,000 square kilometers. He is larger than the whole of the territory of Belgium. Here can safely graze about head of cattle. But because of the drought in the current number of animals was reduced to 2000.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world. It is also the largest organic formation on Earth. The reef is located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland. In fact, it is a continuous series of reef separated from the mainland by a shallow lagoon.
Australian Antarctic Territory is part of the Antarctic. It was announced the UK and transferred to the management of Australia in This is the largest part of the Antarctic has ever claimed any nation, covering an area of 5.9 million square kilometers.