10 Fun Facts About Australia

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Australia is the only nation to govern an entire continent and its outlying islands. The mainland is the largest island and the smallest, flattest continent on Earth. We present you 10 fun facts about Australia.


1
Lake Hillier in Australia is a bright pink color and scientists aren't sure why.

2
More than 80 percent of Australians live within 100 kilometers of the coast making Australia one of the world's most urbanized coastal dwelling populations.

3
In Australia, there are more kangaroos than people.

4
Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1902.

5
The city of Melbourne, Australia, used to be called Batmania.

6
Surprisingly Australia is the most obese country in the world as of 2012 with a 26 percent obesity rate despite being a sport loving nation.

7
The Church of Scientology runs a child labor camp in Australia.

8
Australia exports camels to Saudi Arabia.

9
Australia's Highway 1 is the world's longest national highway. With about 14,500 km, (9,000 mi), it circumnavigates the entire country

10
Australians refer to English people as Pome, which is actually the acronym for Prisoners of Mother England.