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Capital: Canberra
35 ° 15 'S 149 ° 28' E
Largest city: Sydney
Official Languages: English
Form of government: parliamentary monarchy
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth IIGovernor General Quentin Bryce
Prime Minister Julia Gillard
 • Total: 7,686,850 km ²
 •% water: 1%
Total population:
 • Total: 22 million inhabitants. (2009)
 • Density: 2.5inhabitants / km ²
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Inhabitants: Australian Australia
The history of Australia begins with the arrival of humans to mainland Australia from thenorth for more than 42,000 years (or even 68,000, according to some surveys). [3] Despite having been seen since the sixteenth century by Portuguese and Spanish seafarers, who for strategicreasons had kept secret its discovery, its recorded history only began with the sighted Dutch explorers in the seventeenth century. They, however, hinted that the southern land wasuninhabitable and unfit for settlement, thus leaving the way open for subsequent British expeditions. The interpretation of Australian history is a subject of debate even today, particularlyin regard to the treatment of indigenous Australians by European settlers.
Story Bridge
The Story Bridge is a cantilever bridge located on the Brisbane River that connects FortitudeValley to Kangaroo Point.
Wheel of Brisbane
Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia and status of Queenslands capital.
Kakadu National Park
In the Northern Territory state,whose capital is the city of Darwin is Kakadu National Park in the Alligator River.
Byron Bay
The legendary beaches of Byron, with its ancient lighthouse and white sands, are among themost famous of all Australia.
Kata Tjuta
Along with the rock formations Ururu (also known as Ayers Rocks), are one of the major attractions of the National Park Ururu-Kata Tjuta.
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