About Australia

Sun, sea, shade and fresh water are typical features of highly relaxing holidays. However, in Australia these four elements are present in the daily lives of this incredible country. The Australian culture reflects this idea through the country’s unique lifestyle. Living in one of the world’s top countries when it comes to quality of life, Australians know how to make the most of life with a balance between work, family, education and fun.

Apart from the beautiful beaches, parks and rich plant and animal life which enchant the tourists who make their way down under, the country also offers high levels of security, rich cultural diversity and excellent gastronomy.

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General Information

  • Official Language: English
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • HDI (Human Development Index): 0.938 (high)
  • Area: 7,692,024 km2
  • Population: over 23 million (http://www.abs.gov.au/)
  • Density: approximately 2.8 people/km2
  • Urban rate: 89% of the population lives in the eight largest cities
  • GDP: US$ 960.7 billion (2012 estimate)
  • Exports (2012 estimate): US$ 263.9 billion
  • Inflation: 2.1% (2012 estimate)