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Australia is the largest Island in the World, with an estimated population of just over 20 million people.  Australia has 8222 Islands and more than 7 Million square kilometers of land to cover you are bound to find suitable places to Visit.  Australia has 6 states and 2 territories.

Australia, the smallest continent in the world, can be found south of the equator. It lies southeast of Asia, between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Originally called Terra Incognito, or Unknown Land, by early explorers, many people still do not know what the land Down Under is all about or what it has to offer.

The name “Australia” comes from the Latin word “Australis,” which means “of the South.” The name was first used in a 1692 novel by French author Gabriel de Foigny. It became even more popular in the 1814 writings of Matthew Flinders. The name was officially adopted by the British Admirality in 1824.

Just off of the north eastern coast of Australia lies the Great Barrier Reef which is the world’s largest coral reef. Australia is also home to the largest monolith in the world, Mount Augustus.

Australia boasts a tropical climate in its northern part and a temperate climate in the southern corners. It is also known to be the driest continent that is inhabited. Despite the fact that Australia is mostly semi-arid or desert, it is home to everything from tropical rainforests to alpine heaths. - LUNAR

 

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Two mainland territories and six states compose the continent of Australia. The territories are the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. The states are New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania.

 

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Place Capital City Number of Islands
Australian Capital Territory Canberra -
New South Wales Sydney 102
Northern Territory Darwin 887
Queensland Brisbane 1955
South Australia Adelaide 346
Tasmania Hobart 1000
Victoria Melbourne 184
Western Australia Perth 3747

 

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Islands of Australia

Allonby Island

Althorpe Island

Armit Island

Bedarra Island

Blacksmith Island

Bramptom Island

Bresnahan Island

Bribie Island

Brisk Island

Budjoo Island

Carlisle Island

Carnac Island

Christmas Island

Cockermouth Island

Cole Island

Comston Island

Coolah Island

Curta Rocks

Daydream Island

Dog Island

Dunk Island

English Island

Fenelon Island

Fitzroy Island

Flinders Island

Fraser Island

Freeling Island

French Island

Garden Island

Great Keppel Island

Green Island

Grindal Island

Hamelin Island

Hamilton Island

Hayman Island

Haystack Island

Hinchinbrook Island

Hindmarsh Island

Hopkins Island

Kangaroo Island

King Island

Lewis Island

Lindeman Island

Lizard Island

Lord Howe Island

Magnetic Island

Neptune Island

Norfolk Island

North Island

North Stradbroke Island

Orpheus Island

Phillip Island

Rottnest Island

Smith Island

Smooth Island

South Molle Island

South Stradbroke Island

St Francis Island

Sunday Island

Taylor Island

Thistle Island

Thursday Island

Wedge Island

Williams Island

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