The Geography Of Australia

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Australia is in the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean. It is composed of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and the overseas territories. Australia is in the southern hemisphere. Australia is located off the southeast coast of Asia, next to Russia, Canada, China, the United States, and Brazil. Its land is as large as about four-fifths of China. The coastline of 3,700 km has the Pacific Ocean to the East and the Indian Ocean to the West. It is also the only exclusive city state in the world. The national capital of Australia is the city of Canberra, located 280Km south-west of the countries’ largest city and old capital, Sydney.

About the Australian terrain basic characteristics, there are several points of it. There are
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Most people live along the eastern and southern coast of the country, within large urban areas. Outside of those urban areas, most rural populations live in small towns, devoted to a mixture of mining, sheep herding, and small scale service work. Since it depends on feeding on the sheep and exporting the wool to the world, the Australia is often called “The country which sits in the harvesters” and “the country which rides on the back of the sheep”. In terms of mining, the extraction of different minerals and ores from Australia’s desert interior contributes to a larger part of the country’s GDP than both Agriculture and Tourism combined. Australia alone contributes to about 95% of the world’s Opal production.
More than half of Australia’s total population lives within five coastal cities, them being Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide. The urban population of Australia hosts a great deal larger and more diversified economy than that of the rural. {part about Economy of Australia goes here} Once, it was praised as the most suitable country for people to live in the world. It is a high-developed capitalist country which has the most sophisticated economy in the southern
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In June 2013, the population is about 23.05 million. The British and Irish descent 74%, Asian is 5%, indigenous people accounted for 2.7% and other is 18.8%. There, about 63.9% Christian, 5.9% of the residents ' belief in Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and other religious. No religious belief or religion unknown population accounts for 30.2%. The national bureau of statistics announced on February 16, 2016, that the Australian population reached 24 million. It includes overseas net migration which is one of the most important drivers for the Australian population growth, recent data show that net migration in Australia contribute rate of population growth that even reached 53%.
In 1790, the first batch of freedmen emigrated to Australia from Britain. Until 1803, the colonial area has been expanded to the today 's Tasmania, the original inhabitants live in Australia 's is the aborigines. All the inhabitants of the six colonies in 1900 held a referendum with a vote on whether the six colonies united into a federal state or not. Finally, six places are set up a single of the commonwealth of Australia. On January 1, 1901, it’s colonial district to the state. Unified six colonial areas into a federal to establish the commonwealth of

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