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Australia (officially, the Commonwealth of Australia) is a country that is composed of the continent as well as many of the islands that surround the country (Tasmania, etc). Australia is also the only continent that is governed as a single country, sometimes informally referred to as an 'island' continent, surrounded by oceans.
Due to its location in the southern hemisphere, the seasons in Australia are opposite to what you may be used to; the summer season starts in December, while the winter season starts in June. However, you can enjoy nice weather all year round, with hot summers and mild winters where only rainfalls occur.
Australia has a high quality of life and it is also the world’s 13th largest economy. The most thriving economic sectors are: agriculture, finance, tourism, education, services, and construction.
Iconic places to visit
The unique Australian island continent is an amazing place just waiting for you to explore, from coastlines, islands, stunning beaches, to incredible buildings with a modern architecture.
Here are some of Australia’s top landmarks:
- Sydney Opera House
- Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Art Gallery of New South Wales
- Kakadu National Park
- The Great Barrier Reef
- Kangaroo Island
The name Australia is derived from the Latin words Terra Australis, which means "southern land"
Australia is still a constitutional monarchy, ruled by the Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II.
In Australia, you can hear over 260 languages; apart from English, the most common spoken languages are Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, and Greek.
After New Zealand, Australia was the second country in the world to allow women to vote.
The reason why Australia has kangaroos and emus on its coat of arms is because they cannot walk backward.
Australia has more sheep (150 million) than people.
10 most popular study destinations for students in Australia
2. United Kingdom
3. United States