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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

Indigenous Australians inhabited the continent for about 65,000 years prior to European discovery with the arrival of Dutch explorers in the early 17th century, who named it New Holland. In 1770, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the time of an 1850s gold rush, most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy, comprising six states and ten territories.


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Afrikaans Australië
Albanian Australisë
Amharic አውስትራልያ
Arabic أستراليا
Bengali অস্ট্রেলিয়া
Bulgarian Австралия
Burmese ဩစတြေးလျနိုင်ငံ
Chinese 澳 大 利 亚
Czech Austrálie
Danish Australien
Dutch Australië
English Australia
Finnish Australia
French Australie
German Australien
Greek Αυστραλία
Hebrew אוסטרליה
Hindi ऑस्ट्रेलिया
Hungarian Ausztrália
Indonesian Australia
Irish An Astráil
Italian Australia
Japanese オ ー ス ト ラ リ ア
Kazakh Аустралия
Khmer អូស្ត្រាលី
Korean 오스트레일리아
Latvian Austrālija
Malay Australia
Mongolian Австрали
Nepali अस्ट्रेलिया
Pashto اسټرېليا
Persian استرالیا
Polish Australia
Portuguese Austrália
Romanian Australia
Russian Австралия
Slovak Austrália
Somali Australia
Spanish Australia
Swedish Australien
Tagalog Australia
Thai ประเทศออสเตรเลีย
Turkish Avustralya
Ukrainian Австралія
Urdu آسٹریلیا
Uzbek Avstraliya
Vietnamese Úc
Yoruba Austrálíà


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