Australia Top 10

Created by Emma Mathew

Australia. A country. A continent.

  • OFFICIAL NAME: Commonwealth of Australia
  • FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Federal parliamentary democracy; Commonwealth realm
  • CAPITAL: Canberra
  • POPULATION: 22,507,617
  • MONEY: Australian dollar
  • AREA: 2,969,906 square miles (7,692,024 square kilometers)
  • MAJOR MOUNTAIN RANGES: Great Dividing Range, Macdonnell Ranges
  • MAJOR RIVERS: Murray-Darling, Murrumbidgee, Lachlan

Australia Day

Saturday, Jan. 26th 1788 at 12am


"Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January,it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip."


Australian began as a British settlement in the eighteenth century, and its national character has formed for the most part through the mechanical part of immigration and race relations. Other factors that have shaped the national culture include the early small female population relative to that of men, which is said to have laid the foundations for a widespread belief of mateship. The engage Australian and New Zealand (Anzac) troops in World War I has been characterized as the symbolic birth of the nation.

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