Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. It's about the same size as the 48 mainland states of the USA and 50 percent larger than Europe, but has the lowest population density in the world - only two people per square kilometre.
Australia boasts over 7,000 beaches - more than any other nation worldwide.
The kangaroo is unique to Australia and
one of our most easily recognized mammals. There are more kangaroos in Australia
now than when Australia was first settled. Approximately 40 million kangaroos
are estimated at populating Australia.
The Eyre Highway at Caiguna in Western Australia has the longest stretch of straight road in Australia - 148 kilometres. Crossing the southern edge of the Nullarbor Plain, it is the only sealed road from Perth to Adelaide, a 2700 kilometre drive.
The world's longest continuous fence
known as the 'dingo fence', runs through central Queensland for 5,531 kilometres.
The fence was created to keep sheep safe from Australia's native dog, the dingo.
In order to keep the dingo out the fence measures at 1.8 metres high.
Kalgoorlie in Western Australia is not only Australia's largest producer of gold, but has the world's largest political electorate - covering a mammoth 2.2 million square kilometres.