The country of Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere. It is surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Some quick facts about Australia include:
- Australia is the world’s smallest continent and sixth largest country.
- It has 21,262 miles of coastline. Over 80% of Australians live within 62 miles of the coast.
- Some of most dangerous and deadly species in the world lurk in Australia’s wild including 20 types of poisonous snakes.
- Australia does not have an official language. However, 200 different languages and dialects are spoken. The most common languages are English, Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese, and Mandarin.
Text by Niki de Witt.