General Information

Capital : Canberra

Major Cities : Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Hobart

Official Language : English

Time Zone : GMT+10
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Currency : Australia dollar (AUD)
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Total Area : 7.686,850 sq km
6th largest country in the world

Population : 21,007,310 (July 2008)
Median Age : 37.1 years
Growth Rate : 1.221%
Net migration rate : 6.34/1000 population
Life expectancy at birth : 81.53 years

Ethnic groups : white 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1%

Religions : Catholic 26.4%, Anglican 20.5%, other Christian 20.5%, Buddhist 1.9%, Muslim 1.5%, other 1.2%, unspecified 12.7%, none 15.3% (2001 Census)

Languages : English 79.1%, Chinese 2.1%, Italian 1.9%, other 11.1%, unspecified 5.8% (2001 Census)

GDP : $908.8 billion
GDP per capita : $36300
Export partners : Japan 19.1%, China 14.3%, South Korea 8%, India 5.9%, US 5.8%, NZ 5.2% (2006)
Import partners : China 14.5%, US 13%, Japan 9.6%, Singapore 6.2%, Germany 5.2%, UK 4.5%, Thailand 4% (2006)