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Australia

Parliamentary democracy (under constitutional monarchy), independant since 1901

Region:
Australia/New Zealand
Area:
7,741,220 km²
Local name:
Australia
Capital:
Canberra

Detailed information

Currency History
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Climate
Public Holidays
Airports
Economy
Inflation Rates
Energy consumption
Telecommunication
Refugees
Country comparison
Local time in Sydney:
8:15 pm
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

The time in Sydney is Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
As in many countries far away from the equator, there is a daylight saving time in summer.
So the difference to Greenwich Mean Time is usually +10 hours in summer and +11 hours in winter.

Timezones and clock changesPublic Holidays in AustraliaSunrise and sunset

Bevölkerung

Population:
22,993,000
2.970
Ø 82 years
Birthrate:
12.1 p.c. per year
Deathrate:
7.2 p.c. per year
Males/Females:
50.2% : 49.8%

Alterspyramide

AlterMänner Frauen
65+7.2%8.3%
55-645.9%6.0%
25-5421.2%20.4%
15-246.7%6.4%
0-149.2%8.7%



The currency in Australia is Australian Dollar (AUD).
1 Dollar is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 11/22/2017
1 US$ = 1.32 Dollar
1 Dollar = 0.76 US$

The climate in Australia

For a country with a north-south extent of over 3600 km, it is not possible to describe the climate in general. In Australia dominates a subtropical climate. Especially in the summer months there is hardly any precipitation and the usual evaporation ensures a strong dryness. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 18 and 30 degrees. In some parts of the country the temperature raises up to 36 °C. In the colder months and depending in the region, the temperature lowers down to 7°C in a month's average.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


Detailed climate data for Australia and 8 geographic spots of the country
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Languages

Official language:
English

mother tonguedistribution
English76.8 %
Chinese2.8 %
Italian1.4 %
Arabic1.3 %
Greek1.1 %
Vietnamese1.1 %
other15.5 %

Religions

branchdistribution
Buddhists2.5%
Anglicans17.1%
Uniting Church5.0%
Presbyterians2.8%
Baptists1.6%
Lutherans1.2%
Pentecostals1.1%
Orthodoxes2.8%
Roman Catholics25.1%
Greek Catholics0.2%
other Christs2.9%
other Protestants1.3%
Hinduists1.3%
Muslims2.2%
nondenominational22.3%
other10.6%

Economy more...

(per year)
GDP:1,088.28 bn €
Exportations:166.50 bn €
Importations:183.49 bn €
Unemployment rate:5.7 %
Inflation rate:1.28 %
corruption index:79 (good)
Energy consumption:224.0 bn kWh

Transport more...

Roadways:823,217 km
Railways:36,968 km
Waterways:2,000 km
Airports:480

Most important cities in Australia

CityRegionPopulation
Canberra [Capital] 381,000
MelbourneVictoria4,269,000
PerthWestern Australia2,067,000
AdelaideSouth Australia1,277,000
BrisbaneQueensland1,162,000
Gold CoastQueensland556,000
Logan CityQueensland309,000
GeelongVictoria229,000
HobartTasmanien208,000
SydneyNew South Wales205,000
NewcastleNew South Wales161,000
DarwinNorthern Territory123,000
LauncestonTasmanien106,000
MandurahWestern Australia83,000
Adelaide HillsSouth Australia60,000
Alice SpringsNorthern Territory25,000



Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

Political stability:
Rule of law:
Effectivity:
Regulatory quality:
Voice accountability:
Death penalty:abolished in 1985



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Dependent territories