Which other countries do you know? Hover over some of the larger countries
to find out what they are.
Australia is an
island, a country and the smallest
continent. The word 'Australia' comes from the Latin
australis meaning 'southern'. It is located in the
Southern Hemisphere between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. There are an
estimated 22 million people living in Australia (January 2010), most of
them living by the eastern and south-eastern coasts. Away from the coasts,
the land is often very hot and dry and difficult to live on. Australians
call this land the
English is the most commonly spoken language in Australia. The unit of
currency is the Australian Dollar.
Canberra is the capital of Australia
although the biggest and most well-known city is
How much have you learned from our introduction to Australia?
to test your memory.