Thinking about taking a vacation to Australia? Here are some fun facts about Australia which can allow you to make your decision. The length of this guide will only allow for a few details, however if you search on the internet, you can find a lot more. Australians have their own distinctive culture and landscape. Hence it is not unusual that many of its fun facts are associated with its culture and its geography. Moreover, Australians also have a unique history; hence you’ll find a lot of facts associated with their history as well.
Some interesting facts about Australia:
Australia is also known for its extremely large cattle stations. The biggest cattle ranch stands at about 30,000 square kilometers, almost being the size of Belgium.
Australia is famous for its large size, but a very small population of people. Australia is one of the largest countries in the world but it has only around 20 million people. In fact it’s so low that the density isn’t measured in people per square kilometer, but instead it’s measured in square kilometers per people! A single person in Australia has around 380 square kilometers for him. Australia has a vastly arid landscape that explains its low population density. Moreover, around 90 percent of the populace of the people resides in cities.
The Australian language has its fair share of slang. Just look at how they refer to their own people from the various areas and you will find out. People from Queensland are known as”banana benders” and those from Western Australia are called”sand gropers.”
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most important tourist destinations in Australia and is actually quite famous all over the world for its rich coral reefs. However this isn’t the fun fact. The interesting fact is that it has got a post office where when can send a post card with the only Great Barrier Reef stamp.
Western Australia is famous for its vast dimensions. The truth is it’s the largest state in Australia. It’s so big it is comparable to Western Europe, which has countries that are rather large in their own right such as France and Germany.
Australia has a reputation for building large structures that catch anybody’s attention. These structures can be found along the road in the respective regions of Australia.
The Australia flag was first flown on 3rd September 1901 in Melbourne at the Royal Exhibition buildings and Actually has a mini Flag of Great Britain occupying the top left quarter of the flag as a part of its colonial heritage.