Our Australia – Knowing The States and Territories

Our Australia

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  1. February 3, 2015 at 3:31 am

    The Lowest Point: Lake Eyre is Australia’s lowest point. It is 53 feet (16 m) below sea level. Lake Eyre is located in South Australia

  2. Peace
    February 3, 2015 at 3:34 am

    The Great Barrier Reef:Off the eastern coast of Queensland is the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef on Earth. This warm, clear, shallow ocean habitat is over 1,000 miles long, and is home to many animals and plants, including corals, sea anemones, sea stars, fish (including sharks), sea slugs, giant clams, seaweed, and many other organisms.

  3. Emma
    February 3, 2015 at 3:34 am

    Place Capital City Largest City Emblems Population (as of 2003) Area Highest point
    Australia Canberra Sydney Mammal – Red Kangaroo
    Bird – Emu
    Flower – Golden Wattle
    Gemstone – Opal 19,973,170 2,966,136 sq. miles
    7,682,300 sq. km. Mt. Kosciuszko
    7,310 ft.
    2,228 m.
    Australian Capital Territory Canberra Canberra Bird – Gang Gang Cockatoo
    Flower – Royal Bluebell 322,900 2,358 sq. km. Bimberi Peak
    1,912 m
    New South Wales Sydney Sydney Mammal – Platypus
    Bird – Kookaburra
    Flower – Waratah
    Marine – Blue Groper 6,686,600 309,498 sq. m.
    801,60 sq. km. Mt. Kosciuszko
    7,310 ft.
    2,228 m.
    Victoria Melbourne Melbourne Mammal – Leadbetter’s Possum
    Bird – Helmeted Honeyeater
    Flower – Common (Pink) Heath
    Marine – Weedy Seadragon 4,917,400 87,876 sq. mi.
    227,600 sq. km. Mt. Bogong
    6,508 ft.
    1,984 m.
    Queensland Brisbane Brisbane Mammal – Koala
    Bird – Brolga
    Flower – Cooktown Orchid
    Gemstone – Sapphire 3,796,800 666,872 sq. mi.
    1,727,200 sq. km. Mt. Bartle Frere
    5,287 ft.
    1,611 m.
    South Australia Adelaide Adelaide Mammal – Hairy-nosed or Plains Wombat
    Bird – Piping Shrike or Magpie
    Flower – Sturt’s Desert Pea
    Marine – Leafy Sea Dragon
    Gemstone – Opal 1,527,400 379,922sq. mi.
    984,000 sq. km. Mt. Woodroffe
    4,970 ft.
    1,515m.
    Western Australia Perth Perth Mammal – Numbat
    Bird – Black Swan
    Flora – Kangaroo Paw
    Fossil – Gogo fish 1,952,300 975,096 sq. mi.
    2,525,500 sq. km. Mt. Bruce
    4,024 ft.
    1,227 m.
    Tasmania Hobart Hobart Flora – Tasmanian Blue Gum
    Mineral – Crocoite 477,100 26,178 sq. mi.
    67,800 sq. km. Mt. Ossa
    5,305 ft.
    1,617 m.
    Northern Territory
    The “Australian Outback” Darwin Darwin Mammal – Red Kangaroo
    Bird – Wedge Tailed Eagle
    Flower – Sturt’s Desert Rose 198,400 519,768 sq. mi.
    1,346,200 sq km. Mt. Ziel
    4,955 ft.
    1,510 m.
    Place Capital City Largest City Emblems Population (as of 2003) Area Highest point

  4. Shontae
    February 3, 2015 at 3:36 am

    Population: Australia has a population about 20 million people. Most of Australia’s population lives on the fertile plains of the eastern and southeastern coasts. The interior of Australia (called the Outback) is dry with many deserts.

  5. Amelia
    February 3, 2015 at 3:36 am

    Australia has a population about 20 million people.

  6. February 3, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Australia, nicknamed the “Land Down Under,

  7. Ayden
    February 3, 2015 at 3:37 am

    The Longest River: Australia’s longest river is the Murray-Darling River, in New South Wales, which flows for 2,911 miles (4,685 km) into the Indian Ocean.

  8. Jayden
    February 3, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Fringing reefs are reefs that form along a coastline. They grow on the continental shelf in shallow water.
    Barrier reefs grow parallel to shorelines, but farther out, usually separated from the land by a deep lagoon. They are called barrier reefs because they form a barrier between the lagoon and the seas, impeding navigation.
    Coral Atolls are rings of coral that grow on top of old, sunken volcanoes in the ocean. They begin as fringe reefs surrounding a volcanic island; then, as the volcano sinks, the reef continues to grow, and eventually only the reef remains.

  9. Ethan
    February 3, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Rainforest: The eastern coast of Australia is covered by lush tropical rainforests. The Great Dividing Range, a mountain range that runs north-south along Australia’s eastern coast, causes a lot of rain to fall of the east coast (and blocks rain from the interior of the continent).

  10. Danica
    February 3, 2015 at 3:39 am

    The Largest Body of Water: Lake Eyre is Australia’s largest body of water – it is a salt water lake that covers over 3,430 square miles (8,884-9,500 square kilometes), although it is generally dry. Lake Eyre is located in South Australia.

  11. Lochana
    February 3, 2015 at 3:40 am

    The Great Barrier Reef:Off the eastern coast of Queensland is the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef on Earth. This warm, clear, shallow ocean habitat is over 1,000 miles long, and is home to many animals and plants, including corals, sea anemones, sea stars, fish (including sharks), sea slugs, giant clams, seaweed, and many other organisms.

  12. Jazi
    February 3, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Largest Cities: Sydney is the largest city in Australia; it has over 3,935,000 people. Other large cities include Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Newcastle.

  13. Billie
    February 3, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Australia, nicknamed the “Land Down Under,”, is a country, an island and a continent. It is the world’s smallest continent and the sixth-largest country. It is located in the Southern Hemisphere, between the Indian Ocean and the Southern Pacific Ocean.. This continent-country-island has an area of 2,966,368 square miles (7,682,300 square kilometers).

  14. Tyrone
    February 3, 2015 at 3:42 am

    Desert: The interior of Australia is covered largely by scrub and desert, called the Outback. The Great Dividing Range, a mountain range that runs north-south along Australia’s eastern coast, blocks rain from the interior of the continent.

  15. Bailey
    February 3, 2015 at 3:42 am

    The Tallest Mountain: Australia’s tallest peak is Mount Kosciuszko, which is 7,310 feet (2,228 m) tall. Mount Kosciuszko is located in southeastern Australia, near Canberra, in the Great Dividing Range.

    The Lowest Point: Lake Eyre is Australia’s lowest point. It is 53 feet (16 m) below sea level. Lake Eyre is located in South Australia.

  16. February 3, 2015 at 3:43 am

    The Largest Island (other than Australia itself): Tasmania, located off the southeastern coast of mainland Australia, covers 26,383 square miles (68,332 square kilometers). Tasmania’s tallest peak is Mt. Ossa, which is 5,305 feet (1,617 m) above sea level.

  17. Coby
    February 3, 2015 at 3:45 am

    The Tallest Mountain: Australia’s tallest peak is Mount Kosciuszko, which is 7,310 feet (2,228 m) tall. Mount Kosciuszko is located in southeastern Australia, near Canberra, in the Great Dividing Range.

  18. February 4, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Hi, Mrs Joyce! 🙂 🙂
    I learnt that…
    – Australia is nicknamed Land Down Under.
    – Australia has a population of about 20 million people.
    – Lake Eyre is Australia’s largest body of water.
    Emmi, 🙂 🙂 😉

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