When we talk about Australia, most people think about kangaroos, koalas, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Bondi Beach. Although these are true symbols of this amazing country, Australia has much more interesting things to share to its visitors. Here are some cool facts about Australia that will amaze you:
The largest population of obese people can be found in Australia
I bet you didn’t see this one coming, did you? Although this country really loves sports of all kinds, almost 25 percent of population in Australia is obese. Unsurprisingly, the Australians love cooking shows on TV, especially after the success of MasterChef.
Australia features exotic fauna and flora
This country is special and very attractive because it features flora and fauna which cannot be found anywhere in the world. In fact, most fauna and flora found in Australia are unique so you should certainly travel here to discover them.
In Australia, over 200 languages and dialects are spoken
A multitude of languages is spoken in this country, English being the most important one. For example, citizens of this country speak Italian, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese and Greek as well as 45 indigenous languages and many other dialects.
Australian adults enjoy gambling
In this country, tourists can find more than 20 percent of all the slot machines in the world because apparently, most of the Australian adults love to gamble. In fact, over 80 percent of Australians can be found in front of a slot machine during their spare time.
You can purchase and eat kangaroo meat in Australia which is considered to be a healthy dish The kangaroo meat can be bought from supermarkets and butchers and it is actually an alternative to lamb and beef because it only contains about 1 or 2 percent fat. Additionally, kangaroo meat can be served in restaurants by professional Australian chefs.
Almost 1.4 trillion bottles of wine are produced in this country
That would actually mean approximately 1400 billion bottles of wine! Australia is not only renowned because it produces massive amounts of bottled wine, but because of the diversity of the wines too. In fact, tourists are encouraged to visit this country especially if they are wine lovers as there are so many types of wine to sample from when you go on an Australian wine tour.
Australian Football was invented in Sydney and became popular in Victoria
It is also believed that the rules for this sport were inspired by Mangrook, an Aboriginal game. Australian Football is very popular in this country and tourists will definitely love to attend such a match. Australia is the only place in the world where you will find a lung fish The lung fish is a living fossil that can only be seen in Australia these days. This fish belongs to the Triassic period which took place more than 350 million years ago.
Australia is one of the largest countries in the world
This country stretches over an enormous portion of land that is estimated to be larger than 7.6 million square kilometres. Obviously, there are many places to explore and see in this vast continent and this makes it another good reason to visit this country!