Australia comes from the Latin word “australis” meaning “southern.”
2. The biggest property in Australia
The biggest property in Australia is almost 40,000 square miles in area.
3. Largest living structure on the planet
The largest living structure on the planet is the Australian Great Barrier Reef
4. The world’s longest national highway
The world’s longest national highway is in Australia. It is for over 9,000 miles!
5. Australian coat of arms
Neither kangaroos and emus can’t walk backward. That’s why they’re painted on the Australian coat of arms. Keep moving forward!
6. Australia’s total length
The difference between Australia’s total length and its width is only 200 miles.
7. Mammal that lives only in Australia?
The platypus, an egg-laying mammal that lives only in Australia.
8. Human Development Index
In 2018, Australia ranked third on the Human Development Index.
9. More sheep than people
There are about 74 million sheep to 25 million people in Australia.
10. Richest city?
Melbourne was the richest city in the world in 1880.
11. Potatoes against the law?
In Western Australia it’s against the law to be in owning of more than 110 pounds of potatoes.
12. Most ancient fossils in the world
Most ancient fossils in the world were no less than 3.4 billion years old in Australia.
13. So many different species.
There are so many different species in this country that only 25% of them have been discovered so far.
14. Unlike anything else.
Australia has tons of being the only one of its kind flora and fauna species in the world.
15. Cooking oil use in Flight?
The national Australian airline Qantas uses recycled cooking oil to power its interstate flights.
16. National Colour
Australia has had a national floral emblem, and the golden wattle is a symbol of unity.
17. So many languages
More than 200 different languages are spoken there.
18. Plant growth.
More than 90% of Australia is covered with some kind of vegetation.
19. World Heritage Sites
There are 19 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia, including 12 natural sites, 3 cultural sites, and 4 mixed sites.
There are twice as many Kangaroo as there are people.
Australia is the main source of many the middle east Camels.
22. Burger King name change?
Burger King turns into Hungry Jack’s in Australia.
23. A flat surface
It’s also the flattest continents on our planet
More than 1,500 spiders species.
25. Want to go new beach everyday?
If you go all the new beach everyday it will take almost 30 years to complete them all.
Australia is the 6th largest country.
27. Where Australians live
80 per cent of Australians live within 60 miles of the coast.
28. Work Hours
8 hours work concepts come from Australia.