2 LOCATIONIs a country located in the southern hemisphere, including the world's smallest continent, the island of Tasmania and other much smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The only country that covers the entire continent. Naturally, it does not have land borders with any country.
3 GREAT BARRIER REEFThe world's largest coral reef, located off the coast of Australia. It is the largest single structure on Earth made by living organisms, visible even from space. Development Great Barrier Reef began about 18 million years ago. Age reefs is estimated at about 20 million years old, and some of its parts even at 45.5 million years. In the current phase of development, which has been going on since 8000 years, new layers are built on "old" foundations. The barrier is located at different distances from the coast, ranging from 15 to 200 km, and covers an area of more than 344,000 km ².
5 POLITICSThe head of state is the governor general of Australia (now Quentin Bryce), representing Australia, Queen Elizabeth II. Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Legislative power is exercised by a bicameral legislature, a showdown to determine.
6 CAPITAL AUSTRALIAAustralia's capital Canberra, a city located in the Australian Alps Molonglo River at an altitude of meters above sea level, lies at a distance of 320 km from Sydney and 480 km from Melbourne within the Australian Capital Territory with an area of 2500 km ².
7 The largest cityLargest city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. Founded in Sydney in 1788 and is currently the most important financial center in Australia, commercial, transport and cultural center, a popular tourist center and the seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican.
8 ANIMALS AND PLANTSAustralia is a separate state (Australis) with specific flora, with a large number of endemic species (eg 750 species, 450 species of eucalyptus and acacia), dominated formations characteristic of arid and hot climateskangaroo large kangaroo marsupial from the family, endemic Australian continent, one of the most popular kangaroos, often confused with kangaroo gray, łapanym for skins and meat already by the Aborigines.
9 Muzyka: Hymn Australii Data produkcji: 2013Wykonawcy:Lewandowski AdamAdamczyk MichałZalizowska BarbaraMuzyka: Hymn Australii