Australia is such a country that people get confused when it is mentioned whether it is a country or a continent. But in fact it is the only country in the world which is also a continent. Australia is the smallest continent in the world located in the Southern Hemisphere. Seeing the beauty of its beautiful beaches, meadows, architectures, etc., someone has said that there is nothing like Australia, that is, there is no other country like Australia and this is also true. So friends, today we will know some interesting facts about Australia which you may not even know.
35 Interesting Facts About Australia
1) The full name of Australia is the Commonwealth of Australia which is located in the Southern Hemisphere. At one time this country was also a slave of Britain. But now it is a free country. Although even today there is parliamentary constitutional monarchy in this country, that is, there is democracy as well as monarchy here. British King Charles III is the king here.
2) The area of Australia is 76,92,024 square kilometers and it is the sixth largest country in the world by area. But you will be surprised to know that the population of such a big country is only 2,64,50,000, that is, Australia is two and a half times bigger in area than our country India, but its population is only 2 percent of our country’s population.
3) If someone asks you to name the capital of Australia, what would you say? Melbourne, Adelaide or Sydney. If I tell you that all your answers are wrong, how would you react? Even though these three cities are very famous but actually the name of the capital of Australia is Canberra.
4) Talk about the economy, Australia’s nominal GDP is $1.708 trillion and it is the 13th largest economy country in the world. The per capita income of this country is $64,964 per person.
5) The name of Australia’s currency is Australian Dollar and you will be surprised to know that today till 21 April 2023, the price of 1 Australian Dollar is equal to 55.11 Indian Rupees.
6) Talk about religion, 43.9% population of Australia follows Christianity, 3.2% population follows Islam, 2.7% people follow Hinduism while 2.4% people follow Buddhism, while about 44% population is Atheist and does not follow any other religion.
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7) Often you must have read in newspapers or heard in TV news that entire Australia travels by train in our country. We would like to tell you that this is not a made up thing but a reality. According to the statistics of the Ministry of Railways, about three crore people travel in trains every day in our country, which is almost equal to the population of Australia. Now you must have understood the meaning of this famous proverb.
8) Australia is also the smallest continent in the world. It is surrounded by sea from all sides. It has the Indian Ocean on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Australia’s coastline is 34,218 kilometers long, which makes it the world’s seventh longest coastline country.
9) Australia’s national animal is Kangaroo and its national symbol also has a picture of Kangaroo and Emu. You will be surprised to know that Australia is the only country in the world which consumes the national animal marked on its national symbol as food.
10) Talking about Kangaroo, today we will tell you a very funny story behind this name. In 1770, British travelers Sir Joseph Banks and Captain James Cook reached Australia while wandering in the sea, and there they saw a creature that used to jump very fast. When he asked the local people his name, they said in their language – Kangaroo. In the language of those people it meant we do not know. But both the Britishers understood that the name of that creature is Kangaroo and they named it Kangaroo. Since then he was called Kangaroo.
11) Even though this country is famous for kangaroos, but the number of sheep here is also very high. There are about 150 million sheep in Australia, which is five times more than the population of humans, and you will be surprised to know that if a scarf is made from the wool that comes out of those sheep in 1 year, it will be so long that it can wrap the whole earth 100 times. May go.
12) There are about 10,000 marine beaches in Australia. This means that even if you visit 1 beach there every day, it will take you 27 years to visit all the beaches of Australia.
13) Australia was earlier called New Holland. This is because in 1606 AD, the Dutch traveler William Johnszoon discovered this country and he named it New Holland. Later British traveler “Matthew Flinders” proposed the name “Terra Australia” for the continent in 1804, which later became the current name of Australia.
14) Australia is also called the sports capital of the world. Some or the other sport is organized here every week. Not only this, 70 percent of the people here also take part in these games.
15) You must have heard about horse racing, camel racing etc. but ever heard about cockroach racing? I bet you haven’t heard of it at all. You will be surprised to know that the World Championship of Cockroach Racing is organized every year in the city of Brisbane, Australia.
16) Australia was freed from British slavery on January 1, 1901, but you will be surprised to know that this country celebrates its National Day every year on January 26. Now you will ask why so, then we would like to tell you that the British established their first colony in Australia on 26 January 1788 and perhaps this country still does not want to separate itself from the memories of its slavery.
17) Just as there is tension in India and Pakistan, in the same way there is tension in Australia and New Zealand. Although the tension between these two countries is not like that of India-Pakistan, yet sometimes the wrong actions of the people work to increase such tension. Like an Australian guy tried to sell New Zealand on Ebay a few years back. However, Ebay later suspended that person’s account.
18) Whenever there is an election in our country, some highly educated people consider it as a holiday and go out for a walk. In their eyes, voting is a wasteful act but it is not so in Australia. It is mandatory to vote there. If someone does not vote, he is fined. The fine for not voting for the first time is $20, while the fine for not voting for the second time is up to $50.
19) Today all over the world women are ahead of men in terms of voting. But New Zealand was the first to give women the right to vote. After that Australia became the second country in 1902 to give women the right to vote.
20) There is a mountain named Burning Mountain in New South Wales, Australia, under which there is also a coal mine which has been smoldering for the last 5500 years.
21) Not only this, there is also a mountain in Australia whose name is Mount Disappointment. There is also a funny story behind its name. In 1824, Hamilton Hume and William Howell climbed this 800 meter high mountain. He hoped that from this mountain he would see Port Phillip Bay in Southern Victoria. But this was not possible due to the large number of trees. Because of which both of them named it Mount Disappointment.
22) Highway No. in Australia. 1 is the longest highway in the world. Its length is about 14,500 kilometers and it goes around the whole country passing through all the sea coasts of Australia.
23) What do you do when you have a bulb fuse? You must have gone to the market, bought a new bulb and put it in the holder after coming home. This is what you must be doing, isn’t it? But doing so is prohibited in Victoria, Australia. There only licensed repairmen can change the electric bulb and if you try to change the bulb there you can be fined or punished or both.
24) What is the first thing you do when a new mobile comes in your hands? Most of you will answer that take selfie to check its camera. But do you know where the world’s first selfie was taken? Yes, you guessed it right, the world’s first selfie was taken in Australia only.
25) Australians drink a lot of alcohol. 1.35 trillion bottles of liquor are manufactured here every year. In addition, Australians consume an average of 96 liters of beer per year.
26) Whenever an airplane has an accident, its flight data recorder i.e. black box is first searched so that the causes of the accident can be known. Friends, I would like to tell you that the black box was invented by David Warren of Australia in the year 1958.
27) More than 200 languages are spoken in Australia but you will be surprised to know that Australia does not have its own national language. Most of the people there prefer to speak English only.
28) Melbourne city of Australia is also known as Fox Capital. Actually the population of foxes in this city is very good. Here on an average 10 foxes are found on every square kilometer. Due to these, many times the general public also has to face trouble.
29) Most poisonous snakes in the world are found in this country. Actually the climate here is tropical due to which there is mild winter and summer and such weather is most favorable for snakes. The country is home to 20 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world.[the_ad id=”1150″]
30) There are about 41 large and 4000 small lakes in Australia, one of which is Lake Hiller Lake. The water of this lake is pink in color and it is surprising that till date scientists have not been able to find out why the color of its water is pink.
31) Cassowary, the world’s most dangerous bird, is also found in this country. It is the third largest bird after ostrich and emu. It is so dangerous that it even kills humans and eats them. That’s why its name is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most dangerous bird.
32) The Great Barrier Reef of Australia is the world’s largest coral reef. There are more than 3000 reefs in this reef while more than 350 species of coral and more than 1500 species of fish are found. This reef is so huge that it can be seen even from space. This is the reason why “The Great Barrier Reef” has been declared one of the seven wonders of the world.
33) Australia’s Royal Anthem “God save the Queen (or King)” – used to be Australia’s national anthem until 1984, but is now played only in the presence of the royal family. On other occasions the new national anthem “Advance Australia Fair” is played.
34) Australia is an open minded country. This is the reason that it has the largest number of Nude Beaches after America and Britain. Not only this, due to excessive openness in thoughts, wife swapping is common in this country. You will be surprised to know that every week a couples party is organized in Queensland, Australia, in which Wife Swapping in Australia means the exchange of wives. In this, the husband can have a relationship with someone else’s wife while the wife can have a relationship with someone else’s husband.[the_ad id=”1150″]
35) Australia is also a very beautiful tourist destination. Sydney’s Sydney Opera House, which is famous for its architecture in the world, Sydney Harbor Bridge, Blue Mountains located in New South Wales, The Great Barrier Reef, Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, the world’s largest single standing rock, are worth seeing here. (Standing rock) Ayers Rock is present, the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island located near Queensland, etc. Apart from this, there are also many scenic places in beautiful cities like Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane which are crowded with tourists.
If you also want to visit Australia, then you can take a direct flight from New Delhi to Sydney. To go to Australia, you must have a valid passport and a visa for Australia. Apart from this, it is necessary to have sufficient balance in your bank account to spend there.
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