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Australia

Welcome to Australia! It’s the world’s smallest continent. But it’s also a vast country that is home to unique animals, stunning beaches, and diverse landscapes. Come with TFK to the land down under.

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

 

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)

 

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, copper, iron ore, gold, natural gas; industrial equipment

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