Fun Facts about Australia you may not know

1. Australia is the sixth largest country in the World and its population density is only 3 people per km2

2. The Opera House was inspired by an orange. The danish architect Jorn Utzon came up with the idea of the structure as he was peeling the fruit

3. There are more kangaroos than people

4. There is a pink lake in Esperance WA – ‘Lake Hillier’

5. The World’s largest sand island is in Queensland, “Fraser island”

6. About a third of the country is desert

7. It is believed that the word kangaroo comes from ‘Kan Ghu Ru’ meaning “we don’t understand”, which is what aboriginal people said to settlers when asked about the jumping marsupial they had not seen before

8. Koalas can sleep up to 20 hours a day!

9. Australia is home to some of the most dangerous spiders and snakes

10. Most of the people live along the coast

11. The brand ‘Billabong’ is Australian. The word usually refers to a small lagoon in the wild

12. The black box, Google Maps and Wi-fi were invented with the influence of Australian scientist and geniuses

13. Supermarkets in Australia do not sell alcohol, you need to go to a special licensed shop

14. Perth is said to have the greatest concentration of millionaires in Australia

15. Australians have their own slang and like to abbreviate words. Even if english is your first language, there are words you may not understand

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Call Now Button