Introduction

Summary

Self-governing member of the Commonwealth. An OECD country.

Cities

Capital: Canberra

Principal Ports

Adelaide (South Australia), Brisbane (Queensland), Fremantle (Western Australia), Hobart (Tasmania), Launceston (Tasmania), Melbourne (Victoria), Newcastle (New South Wales), Perth (Western Australia), Port Kembla (New South Wales), Sydney (New South Wales)

Population

24.8 million

International Country Code

AU

Language(s)

English

Religion

Mainly Protestant, with a large Roman Catholic minority and smaller minorities of all other major religions

Literacy Rate

99%

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

240V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 61

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