15 Interesting facts about Australia

If you are looking forward to study in Australia, you would naturally like to know more about it. This information will also help you in showing off your knowledge and befriending natives there. Who doesn’t love an immigrant who’s already acquainted with their country. So, read on for some interesting facts about the continent. Take your pen and paper out so you don’t have to buy those airport guides when you land there.

  • Australia, world’s largest island and sixth largest country by size, spreads over 7.6 million square kilometres.

  • It has population of about 24.13 million .

  • Melbourne has been ranked as the world’s most liveable city seven years in a row. Now, that’s an interesting reason to move to Australia.

  • Over 200 languages are spoken in Australia. Mandarin is the biggest non-english dialect spoken here.

  • Diversity is what sets Australia apart from other nations. You will find people from different ethnicities living together in harmony. So, you could easily be mistaken as an Australian.

  • More than 25% of all Australians were born in another country. That again validates our previous point.

  • Generally ruled by warm climate, some areas in Australia do get snow. The Australian Alps receive more annual snowfall than Switzerland.

  • Australia is home to 60 different species of kangaroos. Good enough reason to take your camera out?

  • The Great Victoria Desert is larger than the United Kingdom. You could lose an entire country in Australia and never know about it.

  • It is the only continent without an active volcano.

  • Australia is home to 10 of the world’s 15 most poisonous snakes (not that we are trying to scare you! ).

  • Australia has 19 world heritage listed sites including historic townships, cities and landscape. It has over 500 national parks.

  • On your day off, you can swim with Great White Sharks in Port Lincoln.

  • If you visited a new Australian beach every day it would take 27 years to see them all. Those are a lot of vacation days !

  • Sydney’s IMAX theater is the largest cinema screen in the world.

So, who’s ready to hop on a plane and travel to Australia to click a selfie with a Kangaroo? I know I am because who can say no to a country when it is packed with so much adventure.

Been there, done that? Let us know about your experience there !

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