Because of its unique climate, size and ecosystems, Australia is home to an enormous variety of unique and diverse types of animals. These include many unusual mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and other animals that are only found in the wild in Australia. The country is also famous for its many marsu
Animals that live in Australia include kangaroos, dingos, wombats and the inland taipan, the world's most venomous snake. Along with New Guinea, the country is also home to the world's only monotremes (mammals that lay eggs), these being the platypus and four species of echidna.
Australia has not adopted an official national animal, but has designated the red kangaroo and the emu as Australia's "native animals." These two species appear on its shield, the Commonwealth Coat of Arms.
Australia is a massive country, with an area of approximately 2.97 million square miles and a population of approximately 23 million people as of 2014. In comparison, the continental United States has an area of 2.96 million square miles but boasts a much larger population of approximately 316.1 mil
Australia has six official states, including New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. Tasmania is an island state just off the mainland. Australia also has two mainland territories, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory, which are partially self-gov
Australia has six states. They are New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. Each state is governed by its own constitution.
Bob Carr, the former premier of New South Wales, described meat pie as Australia's most popular dish in 2003. Australian meat pies, which are similar to the mince pies found in the United Kingdom, have a flaky pastry crust and are filled with gravy, minced meat, onions, mushrooms and cheese.
Making international calls requires using a given country's country code, which is entered before the rest of the number. Australia's country code is +61. On most cell phones, there is an option to include a "+" symbol by holding down the 0 button for longer than normal.
Australia serves as both a country and the mainland for the Australian continent, which also includes the island of Tasmania and other smaller islands. It is the sixth-largest country in the world in terms of total area.
Australia is the one and only country on the Australian continent. However, the area was originally called Australasia. Australasia included the country of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.