Commonwealth of Australia is a southern country, located in Oceania, which includes the lower mainland of the world
NUMBERS Australia Brazil AREA: 7.682.300 km² POPULATION: 21,45 million PER CAPITA INCOME: US$ 46.824 8.514.876 km² 192,924 million 8.020 dollar
Capital : Canberra
Australiandollar 1 USD = 0.9858 AUD
RELIGION Australia has no official state religion and people are free to practice any religion they choose, as long they obey the law. Australians are also free not to have a religion. Australia is a predominantly Christian country, with around 64 per cent of all Australians identifying as Christians. However, most other major religious faiths are also practiced, reflecting Australia’s culturally diverse society.
CLIMATE The climate of Australia varies widely, but by far the largest part of Australia is desert or semi-arid – 40% of the landmass is covered by sand dunes. Only the south-east and south-west corners have a temperate climate and moderately fertile soil. The northern part of the country has a tropical climate, varied between tropical rainforests, grasslands, part desert.
ECONOMY The economy of Australia is a developed, modern market economy. In 2009, it was the 13th largest national economy and the 17th largest measured , representing about 1.7% of the World economy. Australia was also ranked the 21st largest importer and 23rd largest exporter. The Australian economy is dominated by its service sector, representing 68% of Australian GDP. The agricultural and mining sectors (10% of GDP combined) account for 57% of the nation's exports
CULTURE The Australian has the background to British culture and influence. This can be perceived by language, by physical traits beyond architecture and gastronomy. Other influences are the Irish and Scottish culture and of course, the aborigines who lived there before the English landed ..Today, Australia is considered a multicultural country with a strong influence of Asian and Indian population, and several other people who migrated there in search of better living conditions.
AustrAlia in world cups
Australia is a four-time Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) champion and has been represented at three FIFA World Cup tournaments, in 1974, 2006 and 2010. Australia topped their group in the 2010 World Cup qualification without losing a match and only conceding one goal, and became one of the first nations to qualify for the finals tournament: during the qualification, they reached their highest placing, 14th, in the FIFA World Rankings. However, Australia failed to progress past the group stage in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
AUSTRALIA x BRAZIL General: 6 games / Brazilwon 4/ 1 tie / Australiawon 1 Brazil : 11 goals / Austrália: 1 goal In world cups: 1 game - Brazilwon Brazil: 2 goals/Austrália : 0 goal