An island continent located between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Australia combines a wide variety of landscapes. It is known for being one of the hottest and driest places on earth, this vast country is home to many national parks not found anywhere else in the world including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and wombats.
Area: 7,692,024 square kilometers
Official Language: English, native languages
Religion: Protestant, Roman Catholic
Currency: Australian dollar