AUSTRALIA

MATTHEW AND DEXTER

GEOGRAPHY

  • Australia is a country and a continent
  • Australia is surrounded by the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans
  • The capital of Australia is Canberra while Sydney is the is the most populated city
  • Australia is 2.97 million miles squared
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock), the worlds biggest rock is located in Australia
  • Australia is the worlds largest coal, iron ore, lead, diamonds, rutile, zinc, and zirconium producer

ECONOMY

  • Forestry is Australia's biggest industry. Today around 76,800 people and 1,100 mills are used for forestry
  • Australia's top imports are cars, petroleum, computers, and packaged medicament's
  • Australia's top exports are iron and gold
  • Australia's currency is the Australian dollar
  • 1 Australian dollar equals 1.40 US dollars

GOVERNMENT

  • Australia is a democracy
  • Prime-Minister
  • 10,500,000 military personnel
  • Australia has 59 tanks, 408 aircraft, and 52 naval vessels
  • Australia is allies with Britain, France, America, Canada
  • Australia is enemies with North Korea, Iran, and Zimbabwe

HISTORY

  • in April 1996 there was a shooting named the Port Arthur Massacre that left 35 dead
  • In September of 2000 the Olympic games were held in Sydney Australia
  • In November of 2001 John Howard is re elected as prime minister
  • In 2003 Australia hosts the rugby world cup
  • In 2008 Sydney hosts Catholic youth world day

SOCIAL STRUCTURE

  • Australia has a class system very similar to America
  • Christianity is Australia's main religion
  • More than 90% of Australians come from European descent
  • Most Australians live 82 years
  • English is the main language spoken in Australia
  • Education starts in primary schools and ends in secondary schools
Big image