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Australia profile - Key facts

  • 2 December 2014
  • From the section Asia
Aboriginal Australian
Australia's aboriginal people are now in the minority
  • Full name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Population: 22.9 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Largest city: Sydney
  • Area: 7.7 million sq km (2.9 million sq miles)
  • Major language: English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 80 years (men), 84 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Australian dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Ores and metals; wool, food and live animals; fuels, transport machinery and equipment
  • GNI per capita: US $65,520 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .au
  • International dialling code: +61