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Sydney Harbour showing the Opera House and the Bridge
Sydney Harbour showing the Opera House and the Bridge

Sydney Harbour

The magnificent Sydney Harbour showing the Opera House and the Bridge
Photo by Caleb Russell

AUSTRALIA

Oceania

AUSTRALIA

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    Capital:Canberra

    Location:Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean

    Currency:Australian dollars (AUD)

    Area:7,741,220 sq km

    Population:25,809,973 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:English 72.7%, Mandarin 2.5%, Arabic 1.4%, Cantonese 1.2%, Vietnamese 1.2%, Italian 1.2%, Greek 1%, other 14.8%, unspecified 6.5% (2016 est.)

    Religion:Protestant 23.1% (Anglican 13.3%, Uniting Church 3.7%, Presbyterian and Reformed 2.3%, Baptist 1.5%, Pentecostal 1.1%, Lutheran .7%, other Protestant .5%), Roman Catholic 22.6%, other Christian 4.2%, Muslim 2.6%, Buddhist 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3% (Eastern Orthodox 2.1%, Oriental Orthodox .2%), Hindu 1.9%, other 1.3%, none 30.1%, unspecified 9.6% (2016 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC+11

    Tel Code:+61

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