Australia is the world’s smallest continent but the sixth largest country in the world. It is located between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. Australia’s geography is diverse, with snow-capped mountains, large deserts, tropical and temperate forests. It has 23,859 km of coastlines including the popular Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Australia is home to a total of 19 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage-listed sites, which include some of the oldest rainforests on earth and around one-third of the world’s protected marine areas. There are many different places to explore in Australia, ranging from the urban nightlife of Sydney and Melbourne to the outdoor paradise of Kangaroo Island and the Great Barrier Reef.
The economy of Australia is well developed and among the largest in the world focussing on IT, finance and tourism. Australia also has strong mining, manufacturing, and agriculture industries.
Although English is the most commonly used language in Australia, you will also find over 200 different languages and dialects being spoken including 45 Indigenous languages. The most common non-English spoken languages in Australia are Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Mandarin, Arabic and Vietnamese.
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