It is Australia!

How could we not go to Australia!  We have been to several countries now that have been below the equator but this is the largest by far.  I hope you have located the country on your world map and have an appreciation for its SIZE.  Most of the population live near the coast as the inner part of this big country is primarily desert, a land often referred to as “The Outback”.  Of course it isn’t all beaches and desert; there are mountains and rain forests as well.

Aboriginal people in Australia come from the population that arrived nearly 50,000 years ago. Today the Aboriginal people make up less than 3% of the population of Australia. That is 3% of approximately the 20 million who live in Australia.

If you look at Australia compared to the USA you will see that they are nearly the same size. Yet, Australia’s entire population is about the number of people who live in Florida.

One of the really awesome things about Australia is that there are animals there that are unique to the country.  Nearly 80% of the animal types found there are only naturally found  in Australia.  We will have to get to know a few of those!

Please join me back here regularly to learn more!

Love,

Nanna