You may need a map to know exactly where in the world is Australia, it belongs to the continent of Oceania, made up of fourteen countries. It could be said that the best known are Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea, the rest are islands like coral and volcanic archipelagos of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

The fact that it is a country far removed from everything known, at least for Westerners, is that many people wonder how this country is, what language is spoken, what visa is required to visit it, and what curiosities are there to discover. Those are the questions frequently asked by a traveler warned.

What visa is needed to go to Australia?

If Australia is the country that you want to know about, the first thing you have to consider is the information about the official language, which is English, and the visas that can be obtained to visit it or, why not, stay for a long period there .

First of all, the country of origin must be taken into account to know which visa is needed. There is the Eta Australia visa that applies to certain countries such as Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Republic of Korea (South) and United States. The e-visitor visa applies only to European citizens.

All the necessary information on visa application and how to apply online is in australian visa for us citizens. The difference between ETA visa and e-visitor is the country of origin, because in both cases if you travel for business reasons, you are granted a valid visa for one year with three-month stays, in the case of a tourist visa The maximum stay is three months and in addition to visiting friends and relatives you can study during the period of this visa.

Before going to Australia it is recommended to visit the government website, where you can find valuable information about how to live in Australia, or important information about the culture that should be taken into consideration when arriving in this country to avoid breaking the laws.

Geographical facts about Australia

A country located, as colloquially said “at the end of the world”, certainly has valuable information that is worth knowing. It is the sixth largest country in the world, but belongs to the smallest continent on the planet, however, Oceania is almost the same size as Europe, meaning that Australia practically occupies a whole continent, and the most curious thing is that despite being the largest country in the world its population is the smallest on the planet.

Australia is also the country with more beaches in the world, in total there are 10,000, to know them all would have to spend many years. Most inhabitants of this country live 50 km from a beach, and although the center of the country is desert, the vast majority of inhabitants live on the coast, near the sea.

There are 19 places declared World Cultural Heritage by Unesco, of which the Great Barrier, the KaKadu National Park, the Willandra Lakes Region, and the Tasmanian Wildlife Zone stand out. Tasmania is believed to be the state with the cleanest air on the planet.

Australia has the most famous lake in the world for being pink, its name is Lake Hillier, although seeing it may not be so easy because The access is restricted. Perhaps this is the reason why it still retains its magical color.

Historical facts about Australia

Before the arrival of Europeans in Australia that land was populated by natives. About 350,000 to 1 million aboriginals. However, today they are only 2% of the population. Between the years 1767 and 1868, Australia was a British colony and jail. As a surprising fact, in 1838, 300 women took off their pants. There are portraits that depict this act of bravery.

This bravery of the Australian women of that time could not be doubted, considering that Australia was the second country to allow the vote of women after New Zealand in 1893.

Australia was one of the founding member countries of the United Nations in 1945. Also in 1970 in the state of Victoria the law that forced drivers to buckle their seatbelts was passed for the first time.

More than 200 languages and dialects are spoken in Australia, including 45 indigenous tongues. Of all of them, the most spoken after English are Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin.

Manu interesting things have happened in Australia since it exists and with the magic of the Internet you can discover surprising facts like that the largest farm in the world is in Australia and it is as big as the state of Israel, it has an extension of 24,000 km

You could not describe in a single article all the surprising things that happen in Australia.

And when talking about animals

As if the amazement generated by the history and curiosities of Australia was not enough, the animals are part of the charm and magic that inhabits this country. There are more than 100 million sheep, 4,000 species of ants, 6,000 species of flies, and there are 20 of the 25 most dangerous snake species in the world as well as more than 1,500 species of spiders. Quesland is the home of the most dangerous jellyfish in the world, that has killed more people in Australia than sharks, crocodiles and rockfish together. Some 63 deaths since 1884.

Koalas only exist in this country, and the kangaroo is the most representative animal, and this may be due to the fact that it was chosen as a symbol of the Australian shield, under the premise that it is an animal that can not jump backwards , but it is always going forward as the nation is supposed to have been advancing. An allegory that undoubtedly suits them well considering that Australia has shown itself as an innovative country in all aspects that can be imagined.