|Government||Parliamentary democracy (federal constitutional monarchy)|
|Currency||Australian Dollar (AUD$)|
|Population||21,234,176 (July 2007 est.)|
|Electricity||240V/50Hz (Plug Type I)|
|Time Zone||UTC +8 to +10|
Australia is the only country that has a whole continent to itself. World famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, its beaches, deserts, "the bush", and "the Outback", Australia is actually one of the world's most highly urbanised countries. It is also well known for the cosmopolitan attractions of its large cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.