This seems a bit ironic, Australia is the smallest continent on Earth, but it is also one of the largest countries (land wise). Plopped right in a mix of the Indian and Pacific Oceans Australia is found in the Southern Hemisphere. This means that the season it experiences are opposite that of the Northern Hemisphere and it makes for great conversation. These worksheets will have students breaking down the climate, people, and makings of this continent.
Australia is the smallest continent out of all the seven continents of the world. However, mainland Australia is the sixth-largest country. The word Australia has been derived from the Latin word terra australis incognita. It means ‘unknown southern land'. There are only four main countries in the continent of Australia. These countries include Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. There are also many other smaller islands located on the continent. The continent of Australia is surrounded by waters of the Indian and Pacific Ocean. The southeastern side of the world is occupied by Australia. The total area is around 7.6 million square kilometers.
Australia was formed around 200 million years ago. It formed when the single landmass of the world broke into smaller parts. It was a result of the continental drift. According to the archaeologists, people have been living on the continent for the past sixty to seventy thousand years.
Australia is known for its amazing wildlife. Several animal species reside on the continent of Australia. The most famous and well-known animals in Australia are Koalas, dingo, kangaroos, and wombats. There are also many deadly and dangerous animals in Australia as well. Many road signs are installed on the roads of Australia that warn them regarding kangaroos and other animals. It is possible that a kangaroo would just hop out of nowhere on the road. It can cause accidents.
Australia is a powerful country economically. Napoleon Bonaparte called it the land of small business. English is the national language of Australia. 300 other languages are also spoken in Australia. It is a multicultural country with a great lifestyle to offer.