Australia

Natural Resources

bauxite, coal,iron ore, gold, nickel, copper, lead, zinc, tugsten, diamonds, tin, peyroleum, natural gas, mineral sands, rare earth minerals

languages

English is the national language and taught in every school.

Imigrant groups often use their native language at home.

Often use Australian slang.

English 78.5%, Chinese 2.5%, Italian 1.6%, Greek 1.3%, Arabic 1.2%, Vietnamese 1%, other 8.2%, unknown 5.7%

Religion

Doesn't really affect daily life.

76% christans

26% anglican

26% roman catholic

24% others

24% nonreligious



capital

canberra

population

22,262,501 (July 2013 est.)

leader

Queen of Australia ELIZABETH II ; represented by Governor General Quentin BRYCE

head of government: Prime Minister Julia Eileen GILLARD; Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Maxwell SWAN