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Australia

G'Day mate! Welcome to Australia, a vast country that is home to amazing places, exotic animals and some awesome slang! Dive into the land down under.

Get to know Australia! Get the facts about its land, products, and people.

 

Official name: Commonwealth of Australia

 

Size: 2,967,909 square miles (7,686,850 square kilometers); slightly smaller than the continental United States

 

Population:  21,766,711 as of 2011

 

Capital: Canberra

 

Official Languages: English

 

Climate: Tropical in the north; temperate in the south; dry and hot in the deserts

 

Currency: Australian dollar

 

Products: Wheat, barley; cattle, sheep, poultry; wool; coal, iron ore, gold

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