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Official name: Commonwealth of Australia
Size: 2,988,902 square miles (7,741,220 square kilometers);slightly smaller than the continental U.S.
Population: 22,751,014 (July 2015 estimate)
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, copper, iron ore, gold, natural gas; industrial equipment