Destination Australia, the "unknown southern land". Some say, with Australia you get it all: the only continent that lies entirely in the southern hemisphere, a country with a population density others can only dream of, and a very big island with a 30,270 km long beach.
Australia is situated between the Indian and the Pacific ocean, south of Asia and north of the Antarctic.
With an area of 7,617,930 km² the country is almost (95%) the size of continental USA (without Alaska), it is the sixth largest country in the world, with just 24.1 million inhabitants (in 2016).
Australia shares maritime borders with: East Timor, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and the islands of New Caledonia (a special collectivity of France).
Capital city is Canberra, other major cities are: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane (1.6 million) Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne (3.5 million), and Perth, largest city is Sydney (4.2 million). Official language is English.