OFFITIAL NAME : Commonwealth of Australia
TOTAL AREA: 7,700,000 sq.k
POPULATION: 20 million people
HEAD OF STATE: Queen Elizabeth II
represented by Governor-General
FORM OF GVERNMENT: Constitutional
PORTS: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
LONGEST RIVER: the Darling (2,740 km)
HIGHEST POINT: Mount Kosciusko (2,230 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES: coal, zink, nickel,
NATIONAL HOLIDAY: Australian Day , 16
MONEY: basic unit – Australian dollar
NATIONAL SYMBOLS: Kangaroo and Emu
NATIONAL ANTHEM: “Waltzing Matilda”
- It’s the 6th biggest country in the world.
- It’s an island, surrounded by water.
- It’s the smallest continent in the world.
The Five States in Australia
Australia’s flag has the
British Union Flag,
five stars for the
constellation, and a
large star for the
James Cook discovered Australia in 1770.
Britain sent prisoners
and criminals to Australia.
Europeans sold the land
of Aborigines and killed
thousands of them.
Native Australians. The Aborigines have lived in Australia for over 40,000
years. Now they only represent 1% of the population. The total population of
Australia is 22 million.
Where are the
important cities in
is the capital of Australia. It is very young city.
Population is about 310,000 people.
Capital of New South Wales. Leading
industrial city. Population:
Capital of Victoria. The world’s most livable
city. Population: 3.200.000
Capital of Western Australia. One of
the best climates in Australia.
Population: 1.200.000 people.
love nature. The most
famous animals are
koala and kangaroo.
In Australia it is usually very warm, so Australians
love sport and other outdoor activities. The most
Rock is the
piece rock in