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Australia is the largest Island in the World, with an estimated population of just over 20 million people.  Australia has 8222 Islands and more than 7 Million square kilometers of land to cover you are bound to find suitable places to Visit.  Australia has 6 states and 2 territories.

Australia, the smallest continent in the world, can be found south of the equator. It lies southeast of Asia, between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Originally called Terra Incognito, or Unknown Land, by early explorers, many people still do not know what the land Down Under is all about or what it has to offer.

The name “Australia” comes from the Latin word “Australis,” which means “of the South.” The name was first used in a 1692 novel by French author Gabriel de Foigny. It became even more popular in the 1814 writings of Matthew Flinders. The name was officially adopted by the British Admirality in 1824.

Just off of the north eastern coast of Australia lies the Great Barrier Reef which is the world’s largest coral reef. Australia is also home to the largest monolith in the world, Mount Augustus.

Australia boasts a tropical climate in its northern part and a temperate climate in the southern corners. It is also known to be the driest continent that is inhabited. Despite the fact that Australia is mostly semi-arid or desert, it is home to everything from tropical rainforests to alpine heaths. - LUNAR


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Two mainland territories and six states compose the continent of Australia. The territories are the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. The states are New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania.


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Place Capital City Number of Islands
Australian Capital Territory Canberra -
New South Wales Sydney 102
Northern Territory Darwin 887
Queensland Brisbane 1955
South Australia Adelaide 346
Tasmania Hobart 1000
Victoria Melbourne 184
Western Australia Perth 3747


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