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Political

Official Name Australia
Form of Government Democratic, Federal-state system

Geography

Geography

Australia is the world's smallest continent but sixth-largest country; it's slightly smaller than the 48 contiguous United States. It is the biggest island in the world. Australia is surrounded by the Indian, the Southern and the Pacific oceans, and you have to cover 4000 km to cross it from East to West and 3200 km from North to South.

By far the largest part of Australia is desert or semi-arid

Geographical Region Oceania
Capital City Canberra
- Latitude 35° 16' 60" S
- Longitude 149° 13' 1" E
- Time Zone UTC+10
Area - Land 761,793 sq km
- Water 68,920 sq km
- TOTAL 768,685 sq km
Features
- Highest Point 2,229m, Mount Kosciu
- Lowest Point -15m, Lake Eyre
Time Zones From UTC+8 to UTC+10
- East UTC+10
- West UTC+8

Cultural

Population 20,090,437 (200)
Languages - Official English
- Other languages Chinese (2.1%), Italian (1.9%)
Religion - Official
- Other religions Catholic (26.4%), Anglican (20.5%), other Christian (20.5%), Buddhist (1.9%), Muslim (1.5%), other (1.2%), unspecified (12.7%), none (15.3%)

Financial

Currency Australian dolla (A)
- Exchange rate iTourist recommends the XE.com Personal Currency Assistant
Gross Domestic Product as of 200
- Total USD $611000
- Per Capita USD $30,700
- Growth 3.5%

Infrastucture

Communications
- Country Dialling Code +61 (replace the "+" with your international dialling prefix)
- International Prefix 001
- National Prefix 0
- Emergency Number 000
Electrical - voltage 230 volts
- Frequency Hz
- Outlet type
Transport
- Drives on Right (vehicles are left-hand drive)
- Airports
   (247 found)
Adelaide International Airport
Albany Airport
Albury Airport
Alice Springs Airport
Alpha Airport
Ararat Airport
Archerfield Airport
Armidale Airport
Avalon Airport
Ayers Rock Airport
Bacchus Marsh Airport
Bairnsdale Airport
Ballarat Airport
Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport
Balranald Airport
Bankstown Airport
Barcaldine Airport
Bathurst Airport
Bathurst Island Airport
Bedourie Airport
- Airlines
   (15 found)
Aero-Tropics Air Services
Aeropelican Air Services
Aircruising Australia
Airlines Of Tasmania Pty Ltd.
Airnorth Regional
Alliance Airlines
Eastern Australia Airlines
Jetstar Airways
Macair
National Jet Systems
O\'Connor Airlines
Qantas Airways
REX - Regional Express
Skywest Airlines
Virgin Blue
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