Australia has: 19,913,144 people

Capital: Canberra

Major Languages: English, native languages

Religions: Anglican 26.1%, Roman Catholic 26%, other Christian 24.3%, non-Christian 11%, other 12.6%

Life Expectancy: male: 77.4 years, female: 83.27 years

Monetary Unit: Australian dollar (AUD)

Main Exports: coal, gold, meat, wool, alumina, iron ore, wheat, machinery and transport equipment

Australia is slightly smaller than the US contiguous 48 states

Australia is one of the flattest land masses on the planet, its highest point rising 7,310 feet above sea level, only second to Antarctica

Australia is home to hundreds of species that exist nowhere else in the world. Some, like the duck-billed platypus, are so bizarre that initial descriptions from explorers were dismissed as delusions or fabrications