GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $1.507 trillion (US$) or £904.2 billion(GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States)  

 (Estimated 2011): $917.7 billion (US$) or £550.62 billion(GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $40,800 (US$) or £24,480 (GBP)

 Capital: Canberra

Population (Estimated July 2012): 22,015,576

Area: 7,702,501km2 or 2,973,952mi2

Currency: Australian Dollar ($A)

Official Language: English

Political Information: Federal Parliamentary State

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 27.4% of the population are Protestant, 25.8% are Roman Catholic, 10.6% have other Christian beliefs, 2.1% are Buddhist, 1.7% are Muslim, 13.7% have unspecified or other religious beliefs and 18.7% have no religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Mount Kosciuszko at 2,229m or 7,313ft

Largest River:
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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): +10:00


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Counties/Provinces/States: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Dependencies: Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Macquarie Island, Norfolk Island


Leaders: H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, represented by Governor-General Quentin Bryce; Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica,

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