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Posted on Mar 27, 2015

Fascinating, Fun, Unknown Facts About Australia- The Country Fun Fact Friday Series

Fascinating, Fun, Unknown Facts About Australia- The Country Fun Fact Friday Series

  1. Having the only nation-continent in the world with around 20 million people, Australia also boast its largest population of the Greek in Melbourne, Victoria; second to Athens in Greece.

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2.In Australia, the people have different nicknames such as “cockroaches” for the New South Wales people, and those from Western Australia are called as “sand gropers” and “banana benders” is a common nickname for Australians from Queensland. A redhead in Australia is called as “Bluey”.


  1. The country-continent is famously known for its diversity. Including 45 indigenous languages, there are more than 200 different dialects and languages are spoken among the people with the most common non-English languages to be spoken are Mandarin, Cantonese, Greek, Italian, Arabic and Vietnamese! What a wonderful place it is. However, according to history, there are more than 350 languages spoken by Aborigines before British settlement.

  1. Do you want to know more about the animal kingdom in Australia? Well, 17 out of 26 the world’s most venomous snakes can be found in Australia. Other than that, 750,000 wild camels roam freely in the Australia’s deserts making the nation-continent as one of the largest herds in the world. There are three more sheeps live in Australia than the people itself and the length of the Great Barrier Reef is 2,600 km making it as the world’s largest living structure.
  1. There are over 60 designated wine regions in Australia and not until 1967, alcohol was actually banned in the capital of Australia. The European settlers in the country-continent used to drink more alcohol when compared to any other community in the history of mankind! In 2010-2011, only 4.23 litres were consumed per head.
  1. Over 25% of the population were actually born in another countries and for more than 40,000, the Aborigines have been claiming Australia as their original home. Other than that, an interesting fact about Australia would be the fact back in 2007, an estimation of 22% of the ancestors of Australians were actually convicts.
  1. If you’re looking for a country and nation with the highest percentage of obesity, Australia is your answer. With 61% of the population is overweight, making it one of the countries with the most obese people.

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  1. Another fun, unknown fact about Australia is the fact that Australia kids are not allowed to purchase cigarrettes but they can smoke them freely.
  1. Up until 1902, it was declared that to swim in public beaches during the day was considered illegal since 1838. For 64 years, the pools were closed for the public to use!

  1. Nullarbor Plain is the longest straight road in the world with 146 km long and Tasmania is considered as the place with the cleanest air in the world with only 3.95% of the nation-continent’s sky is affected by air pollution. When compared to Switzerland, the Australian Alps receive more snow every year and it’s the only continent without an active volcano! Speaking about feeling safe, people.

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