Basic Information About Australia
Australia is home to 25 million people.
2. Official Language
The official language is English.
Australia ''s official currency is the Australia dollar (currency code AUD). One Euro/US dollars is equal to roughly 1.7-1.6 AUD.
With a territory of 7,692,024 square kilometers, Australia is the 6th largest country in the world. Surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans it world's smallest continent. Australia is separated from Asia by the Arafura and Timor seas. Australia does not have any countries bordering it, but it neighbors with Indonesia, East Timor, Papua New Guinea to the north, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia to the North-East, and New Zealand to the South-East.
Australia has variety of climate because of its enormous size and the climate is highly influenced by ocean currents. The northern section of Australia has a more tropical influenced climate,hot and humid in the summer, and quite warm and dry in the winter, while the southern parts are cooler with mild summers and cool, sometimes rainy winters.
6. Economy & Budget
Australia is a high income country with a mixed economy. Backpackers can survive with around $70 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $100 and $150 per day on average.
Canberra is Australia's capital city with total population of 395,790.
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