Located in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia is also sometimes known as the "Land Down Under". Being the largest island continent in the world, its coastline stretches as long as 18,500 kilometers with an area of 1.1 million hectares. It is also one of the world's most urbanised countries whereby 70% of a total 18.1 million population are city dwellers.
The landscape varies from a hoarse yet eye-captivating "red desert" in Central Australia to the tranquil and lush tropical rainforest in North Queensland. The western districts of Victoria boasts its bright green scenery while New South Wales take pride in its snowfields.
The country is made up of 6 states and 2 territories, which are Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), and the Northern Territory respectively.