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.

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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.

Kakadu NP

N°11Saudi 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

Esperance WA

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°19Wombats 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