Country Name - AustraliaAustralia flag

Head of stateQueen Elizabeth II (Governor-General Quentin Bryce)
Capital CityCanberra
Official LanguageEnglish
GDP (PPP) 2013 Estimate ($ billions)1052.6
Population 201222,683,600
Ease of Doing Business Rank 201411
Scientific ranking 201411
HDI ranking 20132
Trade StatisticsClick here
Visitor Health InformationClick here
Ambassador to the UK H.E. Hon Alexander Downer AC
Embassy DetailsHigh Commission of Australia
Embassy AddressAustralia House, Strand, London, WC2B 4LA
Telephone020 7379 4334
Data Sources: GDP - IMF World Economic Outlook Database (Oct 2013), Population data - World Bank, Ease of Doing Business Rankings - World Bank, Scientific Rankings - SCImago Journal Rank, HDI Rankings - United Nations

Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world. It has a geography reflecting its size, encompassing mountains, deserts, tropical regions and forests. The country can be divided broadly into the following geographical regions.

  • The Eastern Highlands comprising the Great Dividing Range, the Brigalow Belt grasslands and the Eastern Uplands
  • The Eastern alluvial Plains and Lowlands
  • The South Australian Highlands
  • The Western Plateau
  • The Central Deserts
  • The Northern Plateau and Basins

Australia is the lowest, flattest, and oldest continental landmass on Earth with a variety of climates from arid/semi-arid desert regions to tropical northern region.

Australia is the world's largest net exporter of coal, accounting for 29% of global coal exports in addition to having reserves of bauxite, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten, rare earth elements, natural gas and petroleum.