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Sydney / Australia Statistics
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Australia - Location Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean
Area - Total 7,686,850 sq km
Area - Land 7,617,930 sq km
Area - Water 68,920 sq km
note: includes Lord Howe Island and Macquarie Island
Geographic Coordinates 27 00 S, 133 00 E
Coastline 25,760 km
Elevation Highest Mount Kosciuszko 2,229 m
Elevation Lowest Lake Eyre -15 m
Birth rate 12.4 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Death rate 7.38 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Life expectancy - Male 77.4 years
Life expectancy - Female 83.27 years (2004 est.)
Languages English, native languages
Independence 1 January 1901 (federation of UK colonies)
Flag Description blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and a large seven-pointed star in the lower hoist-side quadrant known as the Commonwealth Star, representing the federation of the colonies of Australia in 1901; the star depicts one point for each of the six original states and one representing all of Australia's internal and external territories; the remaining half is a representation of the Southern Cross constellation in white with one small five-pointed star and four larger, seven-pointed stars
Internet Code .au
Airports 444(2003 est)
Bordering Countries None
Records Largest lake in Oceania = Eyre (8200 Km2).
Lowest recorded temperature in Oceania = -22C / -9F (Charlotte Pass, NSW, 1994-June 29).
Highest recorded temperature in Oceania = 53C / 128F (Cloncurry, Queensland, 1889-Jan.16).
The biggest gold nugget in the world = 235 Kg (found in 1872, Hill End, Australia).

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