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Interesting Facts About Australia The Land Down Under

What makes Australia unique?

While arranging your overseas relocation to Australia with your international movers, we found some interesting facts about Australia that we would like to share with you:

  • The Land Down Under- named so because it is the lowest continent in the world, with an average elevation of only 330 meters.
  • Australia is the smallest continent in the world.
  • The platypus is found only in Australia
  • Australia is the lowest continent
  • There are more sheep than people in Australia

Unusual Facts about Australia
Australian Road Sign for camels, wombats, kangaroos

  • The Tasmanian devil is a real animal- a carnivorous marsupial, with jaws as strong as a crocodile’s
  • Australia is the largest island in the world
  • The population density in Australia is one of the lowest in the world, with an average of 4 people per  square kilometer
  • Australian women won the right to vote in 1902
  • Australia is the only country to host unique animals, not found anywhere else in the world: marsupials and emus
  • There is more snow in Australia than in Switzerland
  • Australia hosts the top six deadliest snakes in the world
  • The most poisonous spider in the world- the Sydney Funnel web spider- is found in Australia
  • Australia also has the most poisonous fish in the world- the stone fish
  • The Box jellyfish is considered the most poisonous marine creature in the world
  • Australia’s summer/winter weather is the opposite of the United States, due to the fact that Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere
  • There are approximately 200 Australian languages spoken, starting with the Aboriginal languages

So, before you move to Australia, we recommend that you become familiar with its surroundings and people.

For a free international moving quote or information on shipping a car to AU, contact the Schumacher Cargo Logistics team!


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