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Australia The Land Down Under Geography Australia is the sixth largest country in the world It lies in the Southern Hemisphere between 11 and 44 south latitude and 113 and 154 east longitude The entire area of land is about the same size as the continental United States or about one and a half times the size of Europe The mainland of Australia has an area of 2967909 square miles The country is divided into six states Queensland New South Wales Victoria Tasmania South Australia and Western Australia The geological activity that created the countrys mountains plains and rivers ceased millions of years ago Earthquakes are very rare and the last volcanic eruption occurred more than 5000 years ago The highest mountain in Australia Mount Kosciusko is only 7310 feet above sea level Climate Australia experiences a wide variety of climates In the north the continents immense interior gives way to hot wet monsoonal tropical regions The southeast coast where most of Australias population lives is cooler and drier The southwest is very hot and dry in the summer but milder and wetter in the winter The climate is very similar to the Mediterranean countries of Europe or to California Summer temperatures in Australia can soar over 104 but the costal regions are cooler due to offshore breezes Because of the heat and lack of rain bushfires rage through the tinder-dry landscape destroying half a million acres of forest and grassland every year The hot temperatures of the inland coupled with the lack of rain mean that 70 of Australia receives less than 20 inches of rain a year making it the worlds driest continent Farming is difficult in these areas but not impossible thanks to artesian water and the construction of many irrigation schemes People The first inhabitants were people belonging to the Australoid group who probably originated from Southeast Asia These people traveled
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