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Australia

Australia
  • Capital

    Capital

    Canberra

  • Local time

    Local time

    5:43

  • Population

    Population

    24.96 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +61

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ AUD (dollar)

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Australia

Australia
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Canberra

  • Local time

    Local time

    5:43

  • Population

    Population

    24.96 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +61

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ AUD (dollar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 4 700

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.23 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    534mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    7 692 024 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    15%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    16%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    52%

  • Railways

    Railways

    9674km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    72.6 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Caucasian - 92 %
    Asian - 7 %
    aboriginal and other - 1 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 26 %
    Anglican - 21 %
    other Christian - 21 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    English
    Chinese
    Italian

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    57 800

  • Murders

    Murders

    1 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    12.6 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    16.7%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    5.1%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    6 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    mining, industrial equipment, food processing, chemicals, steel

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    wheat, barley, sugarcane, fruits, cattle, sheep, poultry

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    bauxite, coal, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -192%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    bauxite, coal, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    9%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    361 262kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    14 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    165

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What not to do when visiting Australia

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Marker Australia
Street & Behavioral

Don't extend your middle finger - it's rude.

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Don't surf without knowing the etiquette, like don't drop into someone's wave, paddle outside of surfers line up, let others to have their run, hang onto your board…and many more.

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Marker Australia
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Don't be offended being addressed by your first name. In Australia, first names are used both in personal greetings and business correspondence. Professional titles are not prominent in Australian business culture and are sometimes dismissed as pretentious.

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Did you know

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Australia has the longest continuous fence in the world. The ‘Dingo Fence’ is the longest construction in the world, stretching an almighty 5,412 km, which is even longer than the Great Wall of China.

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Don't eat, drink or smoke on public transport, most stores and public buildings.

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Don't climb to Uluru (Ayers Rock) - it has spiritual significance to the local tribes, pay respect.

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Don't swim outside the red and yellow flags at beaches for your safety - take the beach signs seriously.

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Don't be surprised if you are asked to bring your own beer and meat for the grill when invited to a barbecue ("barbie") in Australia. Barbecues are the big part of Australian culture - people will typically bring their own beer or wine for their own consumption.

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Don't forget to wear casual clothing if you're not going to a business function. For business, wear a dark business suit and tie for men or a skirt and blouse on a dress for women.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Perth is Australia's windiest city.

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Don't get too close to another person when conversing. Maintain a decent personal space and direct eye contact when speaking to an Australian - it's important in their culture.

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Don't bring with you the prohibited items, such as meat and egg products, dairy products or fresh fruit and vegetables.

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Don't forget to greet with a smile and a handshake. It's customary to shake hands at the beginning and end of a meeting. "G'day, mate" is a popular casual greeting, particularly between individuals who have already known each other.

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Don't touch, pat or hug other men in public - it can be considered as socially unacceptable.

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Don't press forward in a queue - it's not tolerated.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The only continent with no active volcanoes is Australia.

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Don't be late - punctuality has the same priority as in Europe.

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Don't put your elbows on the table when eating, and do indicate that you are full by putting your knife and fork parallel on your plate with the utensil handles facing right.

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Don't forget to learn some knowledge of major sports and how the local team is getting on if you want to associate with Australian males.

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Don't forget a hat, sunscreen and mozzie spray - we've all heard that stories about ozone hole and skin cancer rate there , no?

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Don't visit without appointment - unannounced visits are not part of Australian culture. Always make a call before you wish to meet the people.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Australia was originally called New Holland.

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Don't pet the dingos - they're wild dogs!

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Don't blow your nose in public - it's socially unacceptable.

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Business & Communication

Don't sit in the back seat of a taxi if you are man alone or front passenger seat is not occupied. Woman travelling alone should sit in the back left passenger seat of the car.

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Don't say "Put another shrimp on the barbie" - it won't you win any friends down under.

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Don't be offended by local sarcasm or slang - Aussies are known for their sarcasm, dry wit and self-deprecating sense of humour.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Australia has the largest sheep population.

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Marker Australia
Business & Communication

Don't forget to catch up on some local slang words, make sure you can ask for a beer size properly - pint, schooner, middy or pot? My shout!

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Don't go to Fraser Island with an inexperienced driver - all wheel drive car is not always enough.

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Marker Sydney
Street & Behavioral

Don't be surprised by what they wear or not wear on the beaches - Lady Jane is the nude beach in Sydney.

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Don't jump into the Melbourne vs Sydney debate.

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Don't mention anything in Melbourne is better than Sydney.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The fastest insect is the Australian dragonfly (its top speed is 57 km/h (35mp/h)).

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Don't take anything too seriously.

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Don't expect Sydney city centre to be fully open on New Year's Eve - the centre around the fireworks is divided into multiple zones with entrance fees and often with the prohibition of alcohol.

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Don't forget that 'The coat hanger' is referring to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, that 'cozzies' is your swimming gear, that 'shoot through like a Bondi tram' is shooting through on your obligations and that Sydneysider is a term for one who lives in Sydney.

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Marker Melbourne
Street & Behavioral

Don't dress for the weather, dress for every type of weather - factor 50 sunscreen, umbrella, windproof jacket…

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Marker Melbourne
Street & Behavioral

Don't expect to go surfing, the waves are tiny. Better to go windsurfing or kiteboarding instead.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Australia is the only country that is also a continent.

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Marker Sydney
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Don't necessarily be a cyclist here.

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Marker Melbourne
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Don't pronounce it Mel-born, do pronounce it Mel-buhn (or Mel-behn) and learn the local lingo.

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