Australia is a Southern Hemisphere country consisting of the Australian mainland and a large number of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, of which Tasmania is the largest. Australia is located northwest of New Zealand and south of Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea.

Official nameAustralië
Surface7.692.024 km²
time differenceUTC +8 - UTC +11
VolksliedAdvance Australia Fair

Most animal species occur in the rainforests of Australia. Many species, such as the kangaroo, also occur in the arid, hot interior. Did you know that a kangaroo is only 1 cm when it is born?

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