Officially the Commonwealth of Australia  has six states—
New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia
and two major mainland territories—
The Northern Territory and The Australian Capital Territory (ACT).



Capital --- Canberra

Largest city Sydney

National language English

Area  -  Total 7,617,930 km2 (6th) 2,941,299 sq mi 

Population  -  2011 estimate 22,582,595 (50th)  - 

Density 2.833/km2 (233rd) 7.3/sq mi


Australia is the worlds smallest continent with a total land area of 7.61 million sq km. Located in the Southern Hemisphere, between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean, Australia is also the largest island on Earth. Given the vast expanse of this land, climatic differences are there. The northern regions of the country experience tropical climate and as one move southward, it change to being arid and temperate. Year round temperatures across the continent  fluctuate between 38C and 1C.

A glance at the economy shows that Australia is no less than any other developed country and at a GDP per capita of $36,300 is growing leaps and bounds even today. 4% unemployment rate and an inflation of 2.3%, the Unknown Land of the Roman times has certainly become much known and acknowledged for its enviable economic advancement.

Capital:  Canberra
Population:  20,600,856 (July 2008)
Nationality:  Australian
Climate:  Generally arid to semi-arid with tropical in the north and temperate in the south.
Languages:  English, Chinese (2.1%), Italian (1.9%) and others.
Type of Govt.:  Federal parliamentary democracy.
Currency:   Australian Dollar=  Rs 45
Calling Code: +61
GMT Time Difference:  Divided into 3 time zones (Standard): Eastern Standard Time- 10 hours ahead of GMT; Central Standard Time- 9 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT; Western Standard Time- 8 hours ahead of GMT.

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While at CIVC was doing my nanny course I worked part time as a librarian, this on campus job helped me a lot to complete my course. Up the CIVC flag now I am living happily in Australia with my spouse.



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