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it's a fact; AUSTRALIA.

The largest ranch in the world is Strangeray Springs cattle station in South Australia which measures 30,029 square kilometres - an area slightly smaller than Belgium.

Western Australia is arguably the largest state in the world, covering one-third of the continent.

As well as being the only country in the world that is also a continent, Australia is the smallest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent.

The country's name comes from the Latin word australis meaning southern

The Sydney Harbour Bridge was officially opened on March 19, 1932.

The British landed in Sydney Cove in 1788 - the first white settlers were convicts, guards and tradesmen. The last shipment of convicts landed in 1868.

Despite covering 100,000 square miles, the Nullarbor Plain is completely treeless.

Australia's prolific rabbit population began in 1850 when they were first introduced to the country.

The Great Barrier Reef was discovered by Captain Cook on June 11, 1770.

The Aussie coat of arms features a kangaroo and an emu holding a shield.
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Apr 20, 2008
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