Australia is a beautiful country — home to a lot of spectacular wildlife and views, with famous buildings and landmarks that many travelers long to see. More than 70% of the Australian population participates regularly in some form of sport, although over 25% of the country is considered to be obese.
Australia, the smallest continent and one of the largest countries on Earth, lying between the Pacific and Indian oceans in the Southern Hemisphere. Australia’s capital is Canberra, located in the southeast between the larger and more important economic and cultural centres of Sydney and Melbourne.
Here are 15 Interesting Facts About Urbanised Australia.
- Most of Australia’s exotic flora and fauna cannot be found anywhere else in the world. A selfie with cuddly marsupials like koalas, quokkas, wombats, and kangaroos are only possible in Australia.
2. Melbourne was the capital city of Australia for 26 years between 1901 and 1927 before the capital shifted to Canberra.
3. Australia is the smallest continent of the seven continents and although some consider Australia as the largest island in the world, Australia is commonly referred to as a country and a continent.
4. The Australian Alps get more snow than the Swiss Alps. While many people visit Australia for its brilliant beaches and year-round sunshine, the Australian Alps, straddling New South Wales and Victoria, are a mecca for skiing enthusiasts. Snow usually falls between June and September, meaning Australia is the perfect place to get your skiing fix during the northern hemisphere summer.
5. The longest fence in the world is in Australia, and it runs for over 5,530 kilometers.
6. Aussies drink 1.7 billion liters of beer per year, that’s about 680 bottles of beer for each adult.
7. Way back in the history of Australia, indigenous people were settled on the land for around 50,000 years before the British arrived.
8. Some data reports that the total population of Kangaroos is almost 50 million now. Back in 2016, there were almost 45 million Kangaroos, which means that there are more Kangaroos in Australia than people!
9. Per capita, Australians spend more money on gambling than any other nation, with over 80 percent of Australian adults engage in gambling of some kind. Also, 20 percent of the world’s poker machines are found in Australia.