Australia

This is the Australian Flag. The stars represent different things. The large white seven pointed star in the lower hoist quarter is know as the Commonwealth star. The fly contains a representation of the southern cross constellation, made up of five white stars- one small five pointed star and four, larger, seven-pointed stars.


Kangaroos are one of Australia's most ionic animals, and most species are endemic to Australia. There are over 60 different species of kangaroo and their close relatives , with all kangaroos belonging to the super family Macropodoidea ( or macropods, meaning "great-footed").


Australia doesn't have an actual national bird. So most people consider the Emu their national bird.


Although you usually don't see these snakes, there are a range of dangerous snakes, such as the Brown Snake, Tiger Snake, and Taipan. The one shown to the left is the Tiger Snake.



The highest mountain on mainland Australia is Mountain Kosciuszko, standing 2228m(7310ft) above sea level.


FUN FACTS!

  • As of 2012, Australia has an estimated population of 22million people.
  • Australia is the worlds 6th largest country by area.
  • It is estimated that humans have lived in Australia for around 45000 years.
  • Australia has over 750 different reptile species, more than any other country in the world.
  • Australia hosted the 1956( Melboume)and 2000(Sydney) Summer Olympics.
  • The capital of Australia is Canberra