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  1. 1. Australia by María López Alonso 2014
  2. 2. Australia Australia is a continent and country. ● World's smallest continent but sixth-largest country and it is the only continent without glaciers. ● Oceania is the continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. The capital is Canberra. ●
  3. 3. Australia Population: 23,363,150 estimate (2014). Land area: 7,682,300 sq km. Languages: English 78.5%, Chinese 2.5%, Italian 1.6%, Greek 1.3%, Arabic 1.2%, Vietnamese 1%, other 8.2%, unspecified 5.7% . Main cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane. Monetary unit: Australian dollar (AUD). Government: Constitutional monarchy. Head of state/president/king/queen: Elizabeth II.
  4. 4. Australia Additional data: Australia Day: 26 January.
  5. 5. Australia Origins and history: The Australian continent is a unique land, full of contrasts. It is the earth's biggest island and the sixth-biggest country in the world in land area. Australia is the only nation to govern an entire continent. Today, Australia is a stable, democratic, culturally diverse nation with a skilled workforce and a strong, competitive economy. Britain's Statute of Westminster 1931 formally ended most of the constitutional links between Australia and the UK.
  6. 6. Australia Main cities: Canberra. The capital city of Australia. In Canberra you can see the Australian War Memorial, this is Australia's national memorial to the members of all its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in the wars of the Common wealth of Australia.
  7. 7. Australia Main cities: Sydney. The most populous city in Australia. Sydney is a consistently high-ranking world city for quality of life.
  8. 8. Australia Traditions: Many of Australia's performing arts companies receive funding through the federal government's Australia Council. There is a symphony orchestra in each state, and a national opera company, Opera Australia, well-known for its famous soprano Joan Sutherland. At the beginning of the 20th century, Nellie Melba was one of the world's leading opera singers. Ballet and dance are represented by The Australian Ballet and various state companies. Each state has a publicly funded theatre company.
  9. 9. Australia Traditional food: Fish, native plants and fruit. The general term for native Australian flora and fauna used as a source of food is bush tucker. The first settlers introduced British food to the continent, and much of that is now considered typical Australian food.
  10. 10. Australia Sport: The most popular sports in Australia are Australian rules football, horse racing, squash, surfing, soccer, motor racing and cricket.
  11. 11. Australia Interesting places to visit: Port Arthur, Tasmania (was Australia's largest prison in the past), The Australian National Maritime Museum and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral.
  12. 12. Australia Reference: ●Mention all the websites you have used to get the information mentioned in your presentation. These sites might be helpful: ● ● ● ●