Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent as well as the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. For at least 40,000 years before European settlement in the late 18th century, Australia was inhabited by...
|Founded:||January 1, 1901|
|Area:||2,969,907.1 sq. mi.|
|Form of government:||Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy, Federal monarchy|
|Also known as:||The Commonwealth of Australia, Comunidade da Austrália, Związek Australijski|