fun facts About Australia
BEFORE WE START
The most fascinating landscapes
Australia is the only continent covered by a single country with remarkable landscapes and natural wonders which never seizes to amaze both the locals and the travellers. Australia is a diverse country so there is always something to explore and experience.
A growing population
You probably think you know which nation keeps the most sheep. We bet you are wrong. With over 150 million sheep, the population of sheep is 3 times bigger than the population of people in Australia.
The Capital of Australia
Which of these cities is the capital of Australia - Sydney or Melbourne? None of them because they could not agree which of them should be the capital city. The capital of Australia is Canberra. By the way, Canberra is the 10th most expensive city in Australia.
Everyone has their own Passions
Think of gambling, think of Australia. Gambling is like a habit for people in Australia. As much as 80% of adults in Australia engage in gambling on a regular basis. 20% of the world’s poker machines are also found Down Under.
Only in Australia you can take selfies with kangaroos, koalas, wombats or wallabies but did you know that it is the birthplace of the word “selfie”. The word was first used to describe a self-portrait photograph on an Australian internet forum in 2002.
A place of Longevity
Australia is a place where you can see the longest things in the world: The longest fence which runs for over 5,530 km The longest golf course measuring more than 850 miles long The longest stretch of dead-straight railway track - 297 miles long The longest train record was set in Australia in 2011. It was 7,300 m long (682 cars). Its weight was also the largest - 99,734 tonnes The longest highway spanning over 9000 miles (14500 km) in total
Good Living, Outstanding Life Expectancy
Australia is in the top 10 countries ranked by life expectancy.
Famous beaches in the world
You must have heard about its famous beaches but did you know that it would take you 27 years to see all the Australian beaches if you visited a new one every day. There are more than 10000 beaches in Australia.
Winter Sports Fan Paradise
We all know the Swiss Alps but did you know that the Australian Alps get more snow than Switzerland. You won’t have to travel far for your next ski holiday because Australia is a paradise for winter sports fans.
Top 5 wine producing country
With 60 designated wine regions Australia is in the top 5 wine producing countries in the world. It produces approximately 1.35 trillion bottles or 1.3 billion liters of wine each year.
If you have Volcanophobia (fear of volcanoes), Australia is a safe place to be. It is the only continent in the world without an active volcano.
Largest population of Camels worldwide
Australia has a larger population of camels than Egypt. They were first brought here for transport and construction during the 19th century. In fact, over 1 million wild camels wander in the Australian deserts these days. Australia is also said to export camels to the Middle East.
Good Broadband Internet Speed
According to the Speedtest Global Index, Australia ranks at 68th spot out of a total of 177 countries in terms of internet speed.
Australia has the world’s most dangerous animals.