Australia

1012 Words Oct 4th, 2015 5 Pages
One place I have always dreamed of visiting and living is Australia. Whenever I see Australia on TV everything looks beautiful. The people seem very friendly and warm. Culturally it seems like a good fit for me because the people are pretty easy going and so am I.
The country is made up very similar to us in its people according to http://www.indexmundi.com/ a few positives for me is that the infant mortality rate is lower and the life expectancy is a little higher in Australia. One big note is the obesity rate is 26% amongst adults versus 33% in the US. 0
Financially the country is very stable. Their GDP is 999 billion and their 5 year growth rate is 2.5. The unemployment rate is 5.6% which is not too different then the US.
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* Legislation in the US requires both legislative approval and the president’s signature, whereas in Australia convention ensures that legislation is automatically ratified by the Governor-General once passed by both houses. In the US the Congress can over-ride a presidential veto.
Australia’s land mass according to http://www.australia.gov.au is about 4.677 million square miles which is 5% of the worlds land mass. Australia is the smallest of the world's continents. It is also the lowest, the flattest and (apart from Antarctica) the driest. The highest point on the Australian mainland is Mount Kosciuszko, New South Wales, at 7268 feet above sea level. The lowest point is the dry bed of Lake Eyre, South Australia, which is 49 feet below sea level. Climatic zones range from tropical rainforests, deserts and cool temperature forests to snow covered mountains.
From an education standpoint Australia is not too different in many areas. According to http://www.nationmaster.com the average amount of education years for adults in Australia is 10.6 years versus 12 for the US. However the literacy percentage is the same between the two countries both at 99%.
The most attended sports in Australia according to http://www.topendsports.com are as follows: 1. Australian Rules Football 2. Cricket 3. Golf 4. Rugby 5. Soccer 6. Tennis 7.

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