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Explore the "REAL" Australia...

UNREAL! Angie's Smart Books is overjoyed to present the REAL Australia. Here it is in a nutshell...

National Facts

  • Population: 22,364,098 (abs.gov.au approximation at June 2010)
  • Land Area: mainland covers approx. 7.66 million sq/kms, and islands around 32,000 sq/kms
  • Coastline: the mainland is about 30,000 km, with islands included it's around 70,000 km
  • Highest Altitude: 2228 metres above sea-level ~ Mount Kosciuszko, New South Wales / NSW
  • Lowest Point: 16 metres below sea level ~ Lake Eyre Basin, South Australia / SA
  • Exporting: $161.5 billion (2008/09 estimate) 
    Exporting to: Japan, China, South Korea, India, the USA, New Zealand, and the UK
    Exports: coal, iron-ore, gold, meat, wool, alumina, wheat, vehicles, and machinery.
  • Importing: $160.9 billion (2008/09 estimate)
    Importing from: China, USA, Japan, Singapore, Germany, Thailand, UK, and Malaysia
    Imports:
    machinery, vehicles, electronics, crude oil and petroleum products.

States and Territories

  • Australian Capital Territory / ACT
  • New South Wales / NSW
  • Northern Territory / NT
  • South Australia / SA
  • Victoria / VIC
  • Western Australia / WA

Native Wildlife


  • Koala
  • Platypus
  • Kangaroo
  • Wallaby
  • Dugong
  • Dingo
  • Goanna
  • Sugar Glider
  • Fruit Bat
  • Wombat
  • Magpie
  • Lorikeet & Rosella
  • Cockatoo
  • Echidna
  • Emu
  • Bilby

Common Introduced Wildlife

  • Foxes
  • Horses / Brumbys
  • Asian House Gecko
  • Indian Miner Bird
  • Cane Toad
  • Fire Ants

Natural Wonders

  • Uluru, NT
  • Fraser Island, QLD
  • Lake Eyre Basin, SA
  • The Great Dividing Range, VIC, NSW & QLD
  • Gippsland Temperate Rainforest, VIC
  • The Scenic Rim Sub-Tropical Rainforest, Mt Warning, NSW & QLD
  • The Daintree Tropical Rainforest, QLD
  • The 12 Apostles, VIC
  • The 3 Sisters, NSW

Human-made Landmarks

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sydney Harbour Tunnel
  • Storey Bridge Brisbane
  • Clem 7 Tunnel Brisbane
  • Canberra City, Old & New Parliament House.

People

  • Indigenous Australians
  • Australians of Ethnic Descent
  • Ethnic Australians
  • Foreign Visitors
  • Illegal Immigrants