Australia
country in the Southern Hemisphere
Australia officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. The capital is Canberra.
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Part ofMIKTA,
Australia and New Zealand
Named after
Culture
LocationAustralia
Located in or next to body of waterIndian Ocean (west),
South Pacific Ocean (east),
Great Australian Bight,
Bass Strait,
Tasman Sea,
Coral Sea,
Arafura Sea,
Timor Sea
Capital
Canberra (1927–)
Basic form of government
Legislative body
Executive body
Highest judicial authority
Official language
English (number of speakers)
Anthem
Currency
Australian dollar (Australian pound, 1966–)
Head of state
Head of government
Inception
1 January 1901
Width
4,000 km (Cape Byron, Steep Point)
Length
3,860 km (Cape York Peninsula, South East Cape)
Highest point
Mawson Peak (Extreme points of Australia, 2,745 metre)
Population
24,511,800 (2017)
Area
7,692,024 km²
Follows
Top-level Internet domain
Different from
official website
Authority control
National symbol
Main gallery: National symbols of Australia .
Map
Main galleries: Maps of Australia, Australian geography and Australian states and territories .
Selected maps are included in the
 Wikimedia Atlas of Australia
.
Nature
Main category: Nature of Australia
Landmark
Culture
Main category: Culture of Australia
Architecture
Main category: Architecture of Australia
Sydney
Melbourne
See also
Celebrity
Main categories: People of Australia and People in Australia
Other
Last edited on 13 September 2021, at 21:16
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