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Business in Australia


Commonwealth of Australia
Flag of Australia Coat of Arms of Australia
Flag Coat of Arms
Motto: none (formerly Advance Australia)
Anthem: Advance Australia Fair
Royal anthem: God Save the Queen
Location of Australia
Capital Canberra
35°15′S 149°28′E
Largest city Sydney
Official language(s) English (de facto)1
Government Const. monarchy
- Queen Elizabeth II
- Governor-General Michael Jeffery
- Prime Minister John Howard
Independence From the UK
- Constitution 1 January 1901
- Statute of Westminster 11 December 1931
- Australia Acts 3 March 1986
Area
- Total 7,686,850 km² (6th)
2,967,909 sq mi
- Water (%) 1
Population
- July 2006 est. 20,555,300 (53rd)
- 2001 census 18,972,350
- Density 2.65/km² (191st)
5.2/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2006 estimate
- Total $674.97 billion (17th)
- Per capita $32,686 (14th)
HDI (2003) 0.955 (3rd) – high
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Time zone various2 (UTC+8–+10)
- Summer (DST) various2 (UTC+8–+11)
Internet TLD .au
Calling code +61
1English does not have de jure official status (source)
2There are some minor variations from these three time zones, see Time in Australia
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