Australia has a surface area of no less than 7.686.850 million square km. long, there are 2000 national parks, 17 World Heritage Areas, and over 7000 beaches and 8000 islands !
of coastline with 7000 beaches, the highway that runs around Australia is 24000 km.
27% of Aussies are Catholics, 24% Anglicans, 20% atheists, 8% Uniting Church and 6% agnostics, only 22% of Australians say they go to church.
A survey in 2005 concluded a quarter of Aussies had been born overseas.
Aussies pay more for their home telephone services than anyone else in the developed world, apart from the Hungarians.
At the time of writing this, May 2010, 11 Australians have died in Afghanistan, and 20 have been wounded.Australia is also populated by about 40 million kangaroos, 75000 crocodiles, half a million wild camels, 140 million sheep, 24 million cows, 90 000 dugongs and 100 000 koalas.Australia has more World Heritage listed sites than any other country, seventeen of them have been classified by UNESCO; such as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park , the Daintree National Park, Kakadu, Uluru, Cradle Mountain, and several dinosaur fossil sites.After Antarctica, Australia is the world's driest continent, more than 80 per cent of the continent lies in arid or semi-arid climatic zones and a quarter of it is officially uninhabitable. Australia also accounts for 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, considering Aussies only make up 0.3% of the world's population that is a pretty high figure.On October 17 at 4.24 am Australia's 20 millionth resident was born at Mater Mothers Hospital in South Brisbane.Even more amazing, a nation wide survey by Durex found that 5% of Aussies thinks he is sexy!