Australia is an amazing country full of contrasts and incredible stories. Discover more about this unique continent and read our article about 20 crazy facts about Australia.
N°1 – The distance between Sydney and Perth is longer than the distance between Paris and Moscow (3.200 km vs. 2.800 km)
N°2 – Over 85% of the Australian population lives within 50km off the coast
N°3 – The largest agricultural property in Australia is larger than Belgium
N°4 – In 1880, Melbourne was the richest city in the world
N°5 – Australia was the second country that allowed women to vote (New Zealand was the first)
N°6 – The oldest fossil was found in Australia (3.4 billion years)
N°7 – Gina Rinehart is the richest woman in Australia. She makes 1 Million Dollars every half an hour or 598 Dollars per second.
N°8 – One of Australia’s former prime ministers holds a world record. He was able to drink 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds.
N°9 – In the UK the population density is 255 people per square kilometre. In Australia it is 3.2 people per square kilometre.
N°10 – The first police force in Australia was created by former prisoners.
N°11 – Saudi Arabia imports camels to Australia
N°12 – Australia has the longest fence in the world. It’s 5.614 km long and was created to prevent Dingos from spreading. It stretches from the North Brisbane to West of Adelaide.
N°13 – Before humans conquered Australia the wildlife ruled the country. There were 3m kangaroos and 7m reptiles…
N°14 – Kangaroos and Emus can’t walk backwards. That’s one of the reasons why Australia has chosen them for its emblem.
N°15 – If you want to visit one new beach per day in Australia it would take you 27 years to discover all of them
N°16 – The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure in the world. It’s also the only living structure that can be seen from space.
N°17 – Male Platypus have enough venom to kill a small dog.
N°18 – There are around 40 million kangaroos in Australia and only 23 million people living in Australia
N°19 – Wombats poop cubes
N°20 – There’s more snow falling in the Australian Alps than in Switzerland
Source: Buzzfeed.com – Updated on 21/11.2019 – Initially published 20/09/18