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Australia is a country, and continent, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide – are coastal, but its capital, Canberra, is inland and nicknamed the "Bush Capital." The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, the vast Outback (interior desert wilderness) and unique animal species including kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.
Dialing code: +61
Currency: Australian dollar
Prime minister: Tony Abbott
Queen: Elizabeth II
Adelaide - A Small City With A Big Heart
Adelaide, in the state of South Australia, is a relaxed, sophisticated city, fringed by vineyards and long, sandy beaches. North Terrace is the heart of Adelaide's cultural precinct, best known for the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum, exhibiting the world's largest collection of Australian Aboriginal Cultural artefacts. The city is a gourmet paradise with acclaimed restaurants, laneway bars and the Adelaide Central Market, the largest undercover fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere. Within a twenty minute drive of Adelaide, travelers can be by the sea in the vibrant beachside suburb of Glenelg, in the lush and charming countryside cuddling a koala in the Adelaide Hills, or sipping Australia’s most famous wine at Penfolds Magill Estate.