Quick Info

  • Full Country Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Language: English
  • Currency: Australian dollar A$ (AUD) = 100 cents.
  • People: European (91%), Asian (7%), Aboriginal (1%), other (1%).
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 77.52, Female: 83.4.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic (26%), Protestant (24%) and smaller minorities of all other major religions, including Muslim (1%) and Buddhism (1%).
  • Size (sq km): 7.7 million (6th)
  • Population: 20.5 million (53rd)
  • Population Density per sq km: 2.6 (224th)
  • Country Dialling Code: 61
  • Internet Country Code: .au
  • Time Zone: GMT North-east/south-east +10, central +9.5, West + 8.
  • Voltage Guide: 220/240 AC, 50 Hz.
  • Finance: Major credit cards and traveller's cheques in major currencies accepted.
  • Business Hours: 0900-1700 Mon-Fri.
  • GDP: US$418 billion
  • GDP per Capita: US$22,000
  • Annual Growth: 4%
  • Inflation: 2%
  • Major Industries: Minerals, oil, coal, gold, wool, cereals, meat, tourism.
  • Major Trading Partners: Japan, ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries, South Korea, China, New Zealand, USA, EU.
  • Personal Safety: Safe (except for virulent poisonous wildlife).
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