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Australia. Physical Characteristics Only country that is also a continent Driest and flattest continent – (after Antarctica)

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1 Australia

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3 Physical Characteristics Only country that is also a continent Driest and flattest continent – (after Antarctica)

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5 Home to 1,500 species of fish Largest coral reef in the world Great Barrier Reef

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17 The Outback

18 Australian Outback

19 Mount Uluru (Ayers Rock) 1,142 feet tall Australian Wildlife Rock Wallaby Koala

20 Kangaroo Tasmanian Devil Dingo

21 Sheep Australia produces 70% of worlds wool 100 million sheep

22 Human Characteristics Population of 20 million people –92% are Caucasian –7% are Asian Lowest population density of the continents –2 people per sq mile

23 Sydney Australia

24 Sydney Opera House

25 Aborigine Native People of Australia

26 History Australia was once a colony of the United Kingdom UK used it as an island for prisoners Today, Australia is a western society Standard of living similar to USA and Europe

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