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[Commonwealth of] Australia

Australia is both a continent and a country which makes it unique in the world. Before European settlers built their first settlements along the East coast which is now known as New South Wales, the indigenous people, often referred to as Aborigines, were inhabitating the continent in tribal communities for more than 40,000 years. Originally settled but frequently accepted convict transports. European settlements actually did not start until the 1850s so that Australia can be considered a fairly recent but nonetheless very diverse country. It has many cultural influences from the British Commonwealth although it claimed independence in the early 20th century. Most of the population of 22 million citizens lives along the coast line with the Outback in the center of the continent being mainly uninhabitated and naturally diverse. The capital of the country is Canberra in the middle between the two major metropolitan areas of Sydney and Melbourne.

Information about Australia:

Wikipedia Australia

Map and location of Australia:


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