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Australia

Australia

Area: 8.5 million km² / 3 million sq mi

Population: 36 Million 

Australia is both an island country and a continent, lying between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Its varied landscape includes a hot, dry centre (known as the Outback), tropical rainforests, snow-capped mountains and beautiful beaches. It is the smallest and lowest lying human-inhabited continent on Earth.

Quick Facts

  • The continent lies entirely south of the equator and roughly two thirds of Australia is made up of flat desert.
  • The majority of Australia’s population is concentrated on the southern and eastern coasts. 
  • Western Australia (the largest state in the country) is almost the same size as Europe
  • The Great Victoria Desert is about one-and-a-half times the size of the United Kingdom.
  • The Snowy Mountains, commonly referred to as the Australian Alps, receive more snowfall than the country of Switzerland.
  • Australia is the driest inhabited continent. Its interior has one of the lowest rainfalls in the world and about three-quarters of the land is arid or semi arid.
  • Over 200 different languages and dialects are spoken in Australia including 45 indigenous languages.

Perth (Australia)

The third marathon of the 2018 World Marathon Challenge will take place in Perth.

Location Expected Temperature °C
Novolazarevskaya / Novo
-10
Cape Town, South Africa +25
Perth, Australia +25
Dubai, UAE +25
Madrid, Spain +10
Barranquilla, Colombia +25
Miami, USA +25