Australia is the largest island (an island is a land mass that is surrounded by water on all sides). It is known as “Island Continent”.

The name Australia comes from the Latin word Australis which means Southern. Today the full official name of Australia is Commonwealth of Australia.

 

Australia is also the smallest continent in the world, covering only 3 million square miles. That’s tiny compared to Asia’s 17.2 million square miles.

Australia has only one country, which is Australia itself! It lies entirely south of the equator and is called “The Land Down Under.”

 

Australia touches 3 Oceans – Pacific ocean, Antarctic (Southern) ocean & Indian Ocean.

Australia has the highest number of beaches in the world and more than 80 percent of Australians live within 100 km of the coast. That’s like having a beach at less than 2 hour drive.

 

Kangaroos and Koalas are found only in Australia. Rather, 80% of animals found in Australia are unique to Australia i.e. they are not found anywhere else.

The only two mammals in the world that lay eggs are found in Australia, the platypus and echidna.

 

Cricket, Rugby, Australian football and tennis are the most popular sports of Australia.

English is the most widely spoken language in Australia.

 

Pick up the globe and get going!!!

The questions are in increasing level of difficulty!

Q1. Locate the state of Queensland.

Q2. What is the capital city of Australia and locate it on the map.

Q3. Which sea separates Australia and New Zealand?

Q4. Locate the Great Australian desert.

Q5. Which imaginary line passes through the middle of Australia?

 

Recap

Below are the  Questions from our last post on continents, Antarctica. Let’s see how much you remember!!!

First, try to answer without the globe or map. Take its help when you’re struggling.

Q6. Which of the following animals is not found in Antarctica?

Q7. Which countries are closest to Antarctica?

Q8. Is Antarctica at the North Pole or South Pole?

Q9. Odd one out-: Russia, Canada, China, Australia.

Q10. What is the capital of New Zealand and locate it on map.

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Answers

A1. Locate it on map!!!

A2. Canberra.

A3. The Tasman Sea.

A4. It is in the Center of Australia.

A5. Tropic of Capricorn.

A6. Penguins, Seals, whales are found in Antarctica but Polar Bear is not found here.

A7. South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina.

A8. South Pole.

A9. Australia, as rest of the countires are a part of the northern hemisphere.

A10. Wellington.