Australia

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by MrsMalcolmson
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Subject:
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Australia

A video tour of Australia

Fast FactsOfficial Name: Commonwealth of AustraliaForm of Government: Federal parliamentary democracyCapital: CanberraPopulation: 20,683,554Official Language: EnglishMoney: Australian dollarArea: 2,969,906 sq mi (7,692,024 sq km)Major Mountain Ranges: Great Dividing Range, Macdonnell RangesMajor Rivers: Murray-Darling, Murrumbidgee, Lachlan

Australia

Australia

This is the Coat of Arms!

Australian Outback

A map of Australia

Australia is home to many of the deadliest species of animals on the planet. There are 36 species of poisonous funnel-web spiders in eastern Australia. There are also 20 types of venomous snakes, including the taipan, which attacks without warning and bites repeatedly, killing its victim in minutes.

Aboriginal people arrived in Australia about 50,000 years ago. They may have traveled from Asia across land bridges that were exposed when sea levels were lower. The hardy Aborigines have learned to live in the harsh conditions of the outback.Dutch explorers first landed in Australia in 1606, and the British began to settle there in 1788. Many settlers were criminals sent to live in Australia as punishment.

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