Australian Trivia

Each and every part of Australia is within a distance of 1000km from ocean or a beach.

30,028 square km of land is under cattle ranch. This area size is almost the same as that of the whole Belgium.

People of Queensland in Australia are called “Banana Benders”, and “Sand Gropers” is the name given to the people from Western Australia.

There are nearly 20,000,000 people in Australia, of which approximately 80% live in cities next to the sea.

Australia has, probably, the lowest population density of any country in the world, IE: 2 people per square km. Japan has 327 people/2 km.

The area of Australia that is covered by snow in winter is larger than the area of Switzerland.

70% of the world’s wool comes from Australia. We have over 126,000,000 sheep, which use fully half the continent for grazing.

The longest fence in the world is in Australia, and it runs for over 5,530 km’s. It’s designed to keep dingoes away from the sheep.

The wine cask, the ubiquitous plastic bag full of wine contained in a cardboard box, was invented in Australia in 1967.

Qantas stands for Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services.

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45 thoughts on “Australian Trivia

  1. Ann says:

    I cant tell you how many times Wade has said he wants to move to Australia. I bet he doesn't know that little fact about the snow

  2. Marg says:

    I learned a lot about Australia. Who knew that they had a lot of snow??? It was all very interesting. You have a great day Sandee along with Zane and Little Bit.

  3. Traveling Bells says:


    We have cruised the beautiful eastern coastline of Australia. It is worth visiting this interesting and friendly country.

    Scritches to LB and big hugs to you and Zane, honey…

    • Comedy Plus says:

      I'd love to be in a great hotel and actually stay and visit where I wanted for as long as I want. Cruise ships don't give you much time to do anything. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. cube says:

    I had two Australian blog buddies who were great fun. I miss their wicked sense of humor.

    It is one of the places I'd like to visit if I thought my nerves could take the harrowing plane ride across the world.

    • Comedy Plus says:

      People from the Australian state of Queensland are referred to as Banana benders, simply because Queensland is the home of Australia's banana industry.

      Banana hammocks are gross. You know that right. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Skunkfeathers says:

    Some place in western Australia got it's first and only (at that time) pay phone in the late 1980s; our local news showed the number. I called it and spoke with a bloke who'd been running out of the pub to answer it every time it rang LOL.

  6. Laika says:

    How interesting. Now we knows why there are so many sharks in the see around Australia. I may be because there are so much food (people) LOL. y-

  7. MNL says:

    Australia sounds like a cool place to visit especially since there is a lot of beaches. Here we have all the sand but no water, sighs. Crocodile Dundee is one of my favorite romantic movies although I know Australia is nothing like that, still you know, he was such a cool character, sighs.

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