10 Interesting facts about Australia

For anyone interested in visiting or curious to learn more about Australia, here’s a brief overview for help getting started.

  • 1. Australia is the 6th largest country worldwide and has ocean borders with Indonesia, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and New Zealand.  The name Australia comes from the Latin word Australis, meaning “Southern”.  Occasionally named the “island continent” and is sometimes considered the world’s largest island.
  • 2. It’s been inhabited by indigenous Australians for the last 42,000 to 48,000 years.
  • 3. Australia has six states including Western Australia, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.  The largest city is Sydney with 4.7 million people, followed by Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
  • 4. Includes a wide variety of climates and landscapes, with rainforests in the northeast, mountains in the southeast, southwest and east as well as a desert (the outback) in the middle.  It’s the flattest continent, the driest inhabited continent and has a one of the lowest population densities worldwide at 2.8 people per square kilometre, with most of the people living around the southeast coastline.  Australia has over 700 different species of reptiles, 1,500 species of spiders and the largest quantity of venomous snakes worldwide.
  • 5. Has the Great Barrier Reef off the northeast cost which is the world’s largest coral reef worldwide, extending over 2,000 kilometres or 1,240 miles.
  • 6. The population of Australia includes a wide mix of different cultures, with ancestry led by the English and Australian, followed by Irish, Scottish, Italian, German, Chinese, Indian, Greek, Dutch and Asian Australians.  The languages used include English as well as Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Vietnamese, Hindi and Indonesian.
  • 7. The currency used is the Australian Dollar (AUD) and Australia is the 12th largest economy worldwide and the 5th highest per capita GDP.
  • 8. Besides the BBQ, the cuisine in Australia can be a mixture Bushfood if in the outback, beef or lamb for the many cattle and sheep farms, seafood near the coastal regions as well as a wide variety of fruits and vegetables depending on the season.
  • 9. Australia is the 4th largest exporter of wine worldwide, with over 60 designated wine regions and produced in every state.  Popular beers include Fosters, Victoria Bitter and Carlton Draught.
  • 10. There are about 6 million travelers or visitors to Australia every year, over twice that of any other country in Oceania.

Have your own networks with others in Australia

If you regularly share content or work with people in Australia, here are a few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:

  • Use in your preferred language, including English, Greek, Italian, Indonesian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Dutch and others.
  • Have separate networks for different groups, keeping content focused for each.  This could be having separate networks for different groups of friends, family members, organizations as well as using in professional environments, having separate networks for different clients or customers.
  • Organize content with easy to use folders, add sub-folders to expand and see integrated views in respective parent folders.
  • Within each folder you can add content to the applications, including actions, notes, events, photos, graphics, audio files, office files, videos, websites and blogs.
  • Get started and invite other users for free with the Basic plan.  This includes the ability to add networks, use the applications, and initial storage for your various files.

Learn more about having your own networks with others in Australia, including using the applications, languages available, solution examples and relevant blog articles.

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