Interesting facts about Australia
- Australia is the 3rd most popular destination for international students
- 8 out of 100 top universities in the world are Australian
- The country approximately offers 22,000 courses in 1100 institutes.
Australia is globally known as one of the world’s most friendliest and diverse countries. From the total population of 23 million, almost half of the Australians were born outside the country or have at least one parent born in another country. Such diversity brings about an amalgamation of cultures. It is said that around 260 different languages are spoken at homes all over the Australia. If English is the main language then the next most common ones includes Mandarin, Italian, Cantonese, Arabic, and Greek.
Did you know that Australia is the biggest island in the world, and also the sixth biggest country of the world, if its land area is measured? This is the only nation in the world that governs an entire continent. The beautiful country houses more than 500 national parks and more than 2,700 conservation areas, ranging from wildlife sanctuaries to Aboriginal reserves. Australia also houses 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites. This number is bigger than found in any other country. Some of the great names of such sites found here include the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu National Park, Lord Howe Island Group, Tasmanian Wilderness, Fraser Island and the Sydney Opera House.
Other than the beautiful landscapes, the country also features world-class infrastructure, and has its five cities among the list of 40 best cities of the world that comes with finest infrastructure. Australia also has some spectacular buildings like Big Banana in New South Wales, to the Big Koala in Victoria, the Big Mango in Queensland, and the Big Ram in Western Australia.These wonderful features of Australia make it a well liked place and even the native people here are known to be happy and content. Such is the cheerfulness that the country has been termed as the 4th happiest country in the world, after Norway, Denmark, and Sweden.
The economic stability of Australia can be attributed towards its versatility, diversity, and welcoming attitude. Australia has seen a steady economic growth since last twenty years. It weathered the global financial crisis of 2008 much better than even the most advanced economies of the world. And not only in economical front, but Australia has always performed well even in many sporting arenas of the world. There are more than 120 certified sports organizations around Australia. These associations cover popular sports like cricket, AFL, soccer, golf, tennis, rugby, netball, hockey and much more.
Now, since you have all the reasons to experience Australia, come and visit this marvelous place.