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10 Amazing Facts about Australia

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The vibrant and multicultural country of Australia consists of the population with British descent, aboriginal and immigrants from 200 countries. It is the world’s smallest continent and the largest island. There are many other interesting facts which you should know about Australia.

1. The first Europeans who lived in Australia were British prisoners. From 1788 to 1868, it was a prison colony.

2. Australia has the longest fence in the world which is known as Dingo Fence. It was built as a measure to keep the dingoes away.


3. It is the 6th largest country in the world and occupies the whole continent. Also, it has the 3rd largest ocean territory.

4. It is home to more than 100 million sheep. It means that there are 5 times more sheep than the people.

5. There are around 40-50 million kangaroos in the country. For every single Australian, there are 2 kangaroos.


6. Over 50% of the population in the country lives just in 5 cities: Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Adelaide.

7. Box jellyfish or Cubozoans, the most dangerous jellyfish in the world, is found on the Australian coast. It has killed more people than crocodiles and sharks altogether.

8. The vegetation in the country spreads over almost 7 million square kilometers and it covers almost 91% of Australia.

9. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world. It consists of hundreds of individual reefs that stretch over 2000 sq. km.


10. Australia has an exotic flora and fauna which cannot be found anywhere else. It has 4000 species of ants, 6000 of flies and 1500 different species of spiders.

These are a couple of the most interesting fun facts about Australia. Some of these must have surprised you. On your visit to Australia, you can discover more facts about this paradise.