Being the sixth largest country in the world, there’s a lot to be said and learned about Australia. So let’s take a trip to the land down under with the help of our infographic, which will show you 50 amazing facts about the Aussie nation. For about 40,000 years before the European settlement began in the late eighteenth century, the Australian territory was inhabited by almost 250 native tribes.
After some visits of fishermen from the north and the discovery of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, the eastern half of Australia was claimed by the British in 1770 and initially populated by prisoners transported to the colony of New South Wales, founded in 1788.
The population grew steadily during the next years, while the continent was explored. When the nineteenth century arrived, five other large self-governing territories were established. In 1901, the six colonies became a federation and a country.
Technologically advanced and highly industrialized, Australia is a prosperous country with a multicultural background and has excellent results in many international statistics of national performance in areas like health, human development, economic freedom, public education and protection of the civil liberties and political rights.
Besides, Australian cities are currently among the best in the world in terms of livability, cultural offerings and quality of life.