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Interesting facts about Australia

  • Most recently discovered, distant, isolated and spared of all wars, Australia is, we can freely say – the world for itself. Maybe you’ve been lucky to visit this country, maybe you just heard some things about Australia, but these couple of interesting things will provide you with some fun!
  • The width of Australia corresponds to the distance between London and Moscow.
  • The largest private property in Australia is larger than Belgium.
  • More than 85% of Australians live within 50km of the coast.
  • In 1880, Melbourne was the richest city in the world.
  • The richest woman in Australia – Gina Rinehart earns one million US dollars every half hour, or 598 US dollars every second.
  • Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote.
  • In Australia, there is the longest fence in the world, with the length of 5614 kilometers.
  • Australia is rarely populated – Britain has 248.25 inhabitants per square kilometer while Australia has only 2.66.
  • First Police in Australia consisted of prisoners who have had exemplary behavior.
  • Australia has the highest electricity prices in the world.
  • Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia (mainly for meat production).
  • Before the arrival of people, Australia was home to huge animals. There were three-meter tall kangaroos, ducklings, and big lions.
  • Kangaroos and emus birds cannot walk backward.
  • Melbourne is home to the largest community of Greeks outside Athens.
  • The Great Coral reef in Australia is the largest living structure in the world.
  • Large coral reef has its zip code!

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