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Australia/Down Under

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Australia/Down Under

  1. 1. AUSTRALIA
  2. 2.  OFFITIAL NAME : Commonwealth of Australia  CAPITAL: Canberra  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 monarchy  PORTS: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane  LONGEST RIVER: the Darling (2,740 km)  HIGHEST POINT: Mount Kosciusko (2,230 m)  NATURAL RESOURCES: coal, zink, nickel, gold, wool  NATIONAL HOLIDAY: Australian Day , 16 January (1788)  MONEY: basic unit – Australian dollar  NATIONAL SYMBOLS: Kangaroo and Emu  NATIONAL ANTHEM: “Waltzing Matilda” SOME FACTS
  3. 3. - It’s the 6th biggest country in the world. - It’s an island, surrounded by water. - It’s the smallest continent in the world.
  4. 4. The Five States in Australia Western Australia Northern Territory South Australia Queensland New South Wales Tasmania
  5. 5. Australia’s flag has the British Union Flag, five stars for the Southern Cross constellation, and a large star for the commonwealth.
  6. 6. James Cook discovered Australia in 1770. Britain sent prisoners and criminals to Australia. Europeans sold the land of Aborigines and killed thousands of them.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Where are the majority of important cities in Australia?
  9. 9. is the capital of Australia. It is very young city. Population is about 310,000 people.
  10. 10. Capital of New South Wales. Leading industrial city. Population: 3,200,000 people.
  11. 11. Capital of Victoria. The world’s most livable city. Population: 3.200.000
  12. 12. Capital of Western Australia. One of the best climates in Australia. Population: 1.200.000 people.
  13. 13. Australians really love nature. The most famous animals are koala and kangaroo. Koala Kangaroo
  14. 14. In Australia it is usually very warm, so Australians love sport and other outdoor activities. The most popular are: swimming surfing
  15. 15. The Ayers Rock is the largest one- piece rock in the world.

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