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  • Most people live in cities mining Climate is not too hot or too cold
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    • 1. Where Australians Live… Location, Climate, & Natural Resources in Australia
    • 2. Location Of Australia
      • Both a continent & a country
      • Lies about 2,000 miles southeast of Asia
      • In the southern hemisphere
        • Literally the “land down under”!
    • 3.  
    • 4. Location
      • Coastal areas are the most populated
      • Most people live along east coast
      • Most populated city is Sydney, in New South Wales
      • Another populated city: Brisbane, Queensland
    • 5.  
    • 6. Location
      • Nearly 80% of Australians live in urban areas
        • Australia is one of the world’s most urbanized countries
      • 70% of all Australians live in cities of more than 100,000 people
        • Sydney has 3 and a 1/2 million people
        • Melbourne has about 3 million people
    • 7.  
    • 8. Climate of Australia
      • Varies across the continent
      • It’s south of the equator, so climate is opposite North America:
        • Summer: December through March
        • Winter: June through September
    • 9.  
    • 10. Climate: North Australia
      • Northern part of Australia is closest to the equator
      • Tropical climate and is warm-to-hot all year round
        • Gets more rain than any other part of the country
      • Winter: wet and cool
      • Summer: hot and dry
    • 11. Climate: Central Australia
      • Desert is the largest part of Australia
      • Little rain falls here
        • Most of this area gets less than 10 inches of rain per year!
    • 12. Climate: Coasts
      • Only the southeast and southwest corners have a temperate climate
        • Summers aren’t too hot & winters aren’t too cold (similar to Georgia)
      • Climate in these regions is the one that Australians prefer the most
        • Most Australians live along southeastern coast
    • 13.  
    • 14. Natural Resources of Australia
      • Outback refers to the dry interior
        • Mainly open countryside, including vast expanses of grazing land
      • Few widely scattered settlements in the Outback
        • Many of them grew up around mining operations…
    • 15.  
    • 16. Natural Resources: Mining
      • Australians mine for coal, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten, mineral sands, zinc, oil, and natural gas
        • Lead the world in the production of diamonds, lead, & bauxite (used to make aluminum)!
    • 17. Natural Resources: Mining
      • Minerals are often found in areas that are difficult to reach
        • Roads are expensive to build, but they are needed to get workers & equipment to remote locations
        • Expensive equipment is needed to move minerals to populated cities to trade
    • 18.  
    • 19. Natural Resources: Arable Land
      • Land that is good for farming
      • Enough areas with good land and rainfall to make farming an important business in Australia
        • Farmers here produce more than Australians can consume, so the food is traded and sold around the world
    • 20.  
    • 21. Questions to Consider:
      • Where do most Australians live?
      • What important business is done in the outback?
      • Why do most Australians live in southeastern Australia?
    • 22. Postcard Directions:
      • Front : Illustration of your favorite Australian destination (must be colorful!)
      • Back : Write a greeting to one of your friends that describes Australia. Be sure to include:
          • Location
          • Climate
          • Land
          • Resources