Map of Australia
Map of Australia
The location of Australia
The location of Australia
The flag of Australia
The flag of Australia
Topic(s):   Countries
Quick Facts
Official Name Commonwealth of Australia
Continent Oceania
Area in Sq Miles 4,810,171
Rank by Size 8 of 194
Independence (date) January 1, 1901
Government parliamentary democracy
Leaders Title(s) Governor, Prime Minister
Language(s) English
Money Australian dollar
Population 22,992,654 (July 2016 est.)
Rank by Population 54 of 194
Capital City Canberra
Largest City Sydney
Major Natural Resource(s) bauxite, coal, iron ore, copper
Major Agriculture Product(s) wheat, barley, sugarcane, fruits, cattle, sheep, poultry
Major Import(s) machinery, computers, telecommunication equipment, crude oil, petroleum
Major Export(s) coal, iron ore, gold, meat, wool, wheat, machinery


Resource information

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