Essay Australia Is A Large And Relatively Dry Continent

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Australia is a large and relatively dry continent located on the Oceania, which is a continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. It is also the flattest continent on Earth with an average elevation of 985 feet; this is one of the primary reasons that the annual rainfall is thinly dispersed and scattered – approximately 16.5 inches. On top of that, 40% of the surface gets less than 10 inches per year, with annual evaporation exceeding annual rainfall on more than three fourth of the land. Hence, Australia is generally warmer than the United States. (All figures from the paragraph above can be found in Country Report).
Australia has a total area of 2,988,885 Square miles. It has an approximate population of 22.7 million people with Canberra as its Capital city. Australians primarily speak English with vocabulary, accent, phonetics systems or slangs that differ from the United States, thus needs some time getting familiar with. There used to be 250 Aboriginal languages and dialects spoken in Australia but now only 8% of the 250 have a chance of existence in the next century. (“Australia Guide”). In terms of religion, majority of Australians are Christians, with Anglican and Catholic as the two major denominations. (All information from the paragraph above can be found in Country Report unless stated otherwise).
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