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  • 1. AUSTRALIA Reesi Sirvi
  • 2. Important facts
    • Location – Southern Hemisphere
        • Area - 7 704 366 km2
        • Population - 20 750 100 (2006)
        • National language – English (de facto)
  • 3.
    • Capital – Canberra
    • Largest city – Sidney
    • Currency
    • The Australian dollar
    • the world's sixth largest nation after Russia, Canada, China, the USA and Brazil.
  • 4. Government
    • Federal parliamentary democracy
    • Constitutional monarchy
    Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Governor – General Quentin Bryce Queen Elizabeth II
  • 5. Parliament House in Canberra The Official residence of the Governor-General of Australia
  • 6. National Symbols
    • Flag
    • Coat of arms
    • Floral emblem
    • National Colours
    • National Anthem
    Golden wattle Green and golden
  • 7. History
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples inhabited most areas before European settlers
    • The first recorded European contact i n March 1606
    • In 1688, William Dampier became the first British explorer to land on the north west coast.
    • In 1770 Captain James Cook extended a scientific voyage to the South Pacific in order to further chart the east coast of Australia and claim it for the British Crown
    • About 160 000 men and women were brought to Australia as convicts from 1788 until penal transportation ended in 1868.
  • 8. Lieutenant Cook's ship
  • 9. Geography
            • an island
            • a continent
            • a country
    • located in the Southern Hemisphere
    • has six states – New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia
    • and two territories – Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory
            • Highest point Mount Kosciuszko 2,228 m
            • Lowest point Lake Eyre 1 5 m
            • Longest river Murray River
            • Largest lake Lake Eyre
  • 10. Flora and fauna
    • 99% land and 1% water
    • More than 80 per cent of the country’s flowering plants, mammals, reptiles and frogs are unique to Australia
    • largest part of Australia is desert
    • c overed in rainforest and ferns
    Rainforest in Tasmania
  • 11.
    • There are 55 different species of kangaroos
    • Emu is the second largest surviving species of bird.
  • 12. Thank you!

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