Many of you might not believe it but Australia is one of the most interesting and mysterious countries that one can ever think of. It is indeed one of the most successful and most well affluent countries. But there are a lot of interesting facts about this country that I am sure you dont know. So grab a cup of coffee… No, I think a can of pepsi would be better as it’s summers these days. So I am giving you the liberty to grab any drink or snacks of your choice and read some amazing facts about this amazing country that I am sure you didn’t know before.
Following are 14 interesting facts about Australia that I am sure you didn’t know before. Do let me know if you know more such interesting facts about Australia.
1. Australia is the sixth largest country of the world and it occupies an area of over 7.6 million square kilometres. It also has world’s 3rd largest ocean territory.
2. Dont get surprise if you find Kangaroo meat in the supermarkets and butcher shops all over Australia. It is also available in certain restaurants. It is said that Kangaroo meat is a leaner and more healthier substitute of beef or lamb meat and only 1-2 percent of fat can be found in the meat of a Kangaroo.
3. Australia is one of the most multicultural countries on the planet. Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Chinese, Japense , Blacks, Whites, Latinos, Filipinos etc almost everyone can easily be found in Australia. The country is also known as one of the most non-racist countries on the planet and it’s no wonder why people belonging to different races and religions prefered Australia over other countries.
4. No hat, no play?. In Australia, school children have to wear a hat during recess to shield them from the sun rays and that’s mandatory for them. No hat means they will have to sit under shade during their recess time.
5. It is also called as the most immigrant friendly country on the planet. People from over 200 countries are said to be migrated to Australia and with each passing day the immigrant ratio in Australia is increasing.
6. More than 25 percent of Australians belong to another country.
7. Professor Macfarlane Burnet was the first Australian to receive the prestigious “ Australian of the Year award ” in the year 1960 on his path breaking physiology research.
8. If your thinking it’s only USA or UK that has produced some big stars or celebrities. So I think you literally need to do some serious google. Australia has always been very active when it comes to media and arts. The X-Men guy Hugh Jackman is from Australia. Hollywood’s one of the most highest paid actresses Nicole Kidman is also from Australia. Miley Cyrus’ex fiance Liam Hemsworth is also an Australian actor. Other Australian actors and celebrities include Naomi Watts, Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, Kylie Minogue, Chris Hemsworth, Toni Collette, Simon Baker, Heath Ledger, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Anthony LaPaglia, Eric Bana, Ryan Kwanten etc.
9. Australian flag has always been the topic of debate because of it’s uncanny resemblance to the flag of United Kingdom. It is said that the Australian flag is still a controversial issue due to the noticeable British Union Jack on the flag of Australia as it doesn’t represent the modern day society of Australia.
10. Australia religiously believes in women’s rights. It is the second country on the planet to give women the liberty to vote way back in the year 1902.
11. Despite being a sports loving country. But interestingly Australia is one of the most obese countries on the planet.
12. It is no secret that Koalas and Kangaroos can be found in Australia. But let me tell you Koala isn’t a bear. The Koala is a marsupial, not a bear. So when next time you see Koalas in a movie, so please dont add the word “bear” with them.
13. Elections are around the corner in Pakistan and I am sure many of you would be too lazy to go out and vote. Even I dont plan to give my precious vote to any political party. But let me tell you voting is compulsory in Australia.
14. Australians have a thing for giving different names to ordinary things. Just like in Australia cotton candies are called “fairy floss” and all other candies are called “lollies”.
Anita Burgh once said in one of her novels that Australia is one of those countries that needs to be visited at least once in your lifetime.
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Written by Danish Maqsood
Published by AiniT’s Editorial Team