Australia, the world’s smallest continent as well as the world’s largest island, the name is derived from the Latin AUSTRALIS, means southern, legends of an “unknown land of the south.
Australia is often referred to as the “lucky country” with pulsating economy, political stability and a quality of life envied by many. Australia is known around the world for its stunning landscapes.
|Total area||7,692 thousand sq km|
|Area comparative||Similar to that of India|
|Population||21,262,641 (July 2009 est.)|
|Population growth rate||1.195%|
|Net migration rate||6.23 migrant(s)/1,000 population|
|Government type||democratic, federal-state system recognizing the British monarch as sovereign|
|GDP- per capita||purchasing power parity – $38,100|
|GDP- Real growth rate||2.2%|
|Currency||Australian dollar (AUD)|