Australia

Quick Facts

Map of Australia
Population: 22,480,595
Languages: English, more indigenous languages than there is space to list
Climate: Humid temperate in the southeast, arid and semi-arid in central, north and northwest regions.
Captial City: Canberra

Landmarks

  • Uluru, Kata Tjuta National Park – a monolith in central Australia. World Heritage Listed in 1987 and 1994.
  • Sydney Opera House – world renowned performing arts centre; stages up to 2500 performances and events in a year. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utsen, opened 1973. World Heritage Listed in 2007.
  • Great Barrier Reef – the world’s most extensive coral reef system, Northeast coast. World Heritage Listed in 1981.

The Kangaroo

Habitat: Grassland, Savanna, Forest, Artificial pastures
Diet: Green herbage
Classification and relatives: Four species; Eastern Grey, Western Grey, Antilopine and Red. Mammals and marsuplials, closely related to wallabies, wallaroos, pademelons and tree-kangaroos. Order Diproptodonta, family Macropodidae.
Conservation status: Generally, ‘Least Concern’ i.e. not endangered.
Lifespan: 20 to 27 years