Official English Name: Commonwealth of Australia
Common English Name: Australia
|Pacific Ocean (East)
Indian Ocean (West)
Tasman Sea (Southeast)
Timor Sea (North)
|7,741,220 km2 (99.2% land, 0.8% water)|
|0 km (Island)|
|Generally arid to semiarid
Tropical in the north
Temperate in the south and east
|Mostly low plateau with deserts
Fertile plains in southeast
|Mount Kosciuszko (2,229 m)|
|Lake Eyre (-15 m)|
Rare earth elements
Note: Australia allows identifications for up two ethnicities
|English (de facto)|
|Roman Catholic (25.3%)
No religion (22.3%)
Eastern Orthodox (2.6%)
Gold Coast (624,918)
|Federal parliamentary democracy with a Commonwealth realm|
|Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)|
|Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull|
|1 January 1901 (from the United Kingdom)|
|Southern Cross Constellation|
|Advance Australia Fair|
|$ (Australian Dollar)|
|$1 (USD) = $1.31 (AUD)|
There are about 45 different Aboriginal languages native to the Australian Aboriginal people.
Per capita, Australians spend more money on gambling than any other nation.
When greeting, give a right-handed handshake while making eye contact.
Language in Australia tends to be very “colorful” (i.e. inappropriate by other standards). Never include issues related to immigration or Aboriginal issues.
Australians do not appreciate having their accent pointed out to them.
The phrase “I’m stuffed” should not be used when dining; it translates to “I’m pregnant”.
When dining, guests are seated to the right of the host.
In a pub, each person is expected to pay for at least one round of drinks.
Gift-giving is not a large part of Australian culture, however you can offer something from your country if you wish.
In business settings, Australians are very straightforward therefore making relationships unnecessary. They are also open to ideas, creating mostly collaborative work environments.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html (Majority of information)
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/2071.0main+features902012-2013 (Ethnicity data)
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/2071.0Main%20Features902012%E2%80%932013 (Religious data)
http://abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/3218.0Main%20Features12014-15?opendocument&tabname=Summary&prodno=3218.0&issue=2014-15&num=&view= (City population)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 25 October 2016