Australia Travel Overview
Official language: English
Currency: Dollar 1AUD = 0.61EUR
Continent: Australia and Oceania-Australia-Oceania
Official language: English
According to Countryaah, Australia is a country located in Oceania.
Dollars (100 cents)
ISO 4217 code
AUD / 036
Region: Australia and Oceania
Geo coordinates: S -25 ° -16 ‘-27.8 “E 133 ° 46’ 30.5”
Highest mountain: Mount Kosciuszko (2,229 m)
Total area: 7,686,850 km²
Mainland: 7,617,930 km²
Coastline: 25,760 km
Dependency: Great Britain until 1901
Dependent states: Norfolk Island since 1774
Formerly dependent states: Nauru until 1968 (mandate)
Papua New Guinea until 1975 (UN mandate)
UN member since: 1945
Other political affiliation: Commonwealth
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy
Export goods: Cattle, wool, meat
BSP: $ 711,891,000,000
GDP: $ 634.972 billion
GDP purchasing power parity: $ 683.6 billion
Economic growth: 2.7%
GDP share of agriculture: 4%
GDP share of industry: 27.5%
GDP share of services: 68.5%
Inflation rate: 2.6%
State budget revenue: $ 4294967295
State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295
National debt: 15.6%
Export: $ 127,227,000,000
Import: $ 141.8 billion
Foreign debt: $ 364 billion
Gold and currency reserves: $ 49.710 billion
Electricity consumption: 249,300 million KWh
Gas reserves: 2,549,000 million m³
Gas production: 38,400 million m³
Gas consumption: 26,370 million m³
Oil reserves: 3,664 million m³
Oil production: 512,000 million m³
Oil consumption: 912,000 million m³
Cultivation area: 6.08%
Bovine: 33,120,000 pieces
Pigs: 3,340,000 pieces
Sheep: 112,190,000 pieces
Fishing: 249,000 t
Residents in cities: 17,433,000
Average age: 36.9 years
0-14 years: 19.6%
15-64 years: 67.3%
> 65 years: 13.1%
Population growth: 0.85%
Birth rate: 12.26 / 1,000 residents
Death rate: 7.51 / 1,000 residents
Migration: 3.85 / 1,000 residents
Ratio men / women: 0.99
Fertility: 1.76 children / woman
Infant mortality: 4.63 ‰
Life expectancy men: 77.64 years
Life expectancy women: 83.52 years
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: AU
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: OUT
ISO 3166 numeric: 36
Top Level Domain: ouch
IOC country code: OUT
UN / LOCODE: AU
Telephone connections: 11,212,000
Cell Phones: 15,510,000
Internet users: 11,970,000
Railway lines: 51,017 km
Paved roads: 344,777 km
of which expressways: 18,619 km
Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 53
Number of doctors: 51,040
Daily food intake: 3.160 kcal / resident
HIV- infected people: 15,700
Illiteracy: 1 %
Last sovereign since: 1901
Main religious group: Christians
Prison inmates: 24,100
Armed forces (troop strength): 56,000
Main battle tank: 100
Defense Spending: $ 19,190,000,000
Arriving by plane
The national airline of Australia is called Qantas (QF) (Internet: www.qantas.com). Qantas does not offer direct connections from Germany to Australia, but has an extensive codeshare program with British Airways (BA) or Emirates (EK), which fly daily to Australia from Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Vienna or Zurich. British Airways (BA) (Internet www.britishairways.com) mostly flies from London via Dubai to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth.
Lufthansa (LH) flies codeshare with Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) and its partners Swiss (LX) and Austrian (OS) from Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zurich via Hong Kong to Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns.
Emirates (EK) (Internet: www.emirates.com) flies daily non-stop from Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Vienna or Zurich to Dubai and from there to the Australian metropolises. Most of these connections can also be booked directly through Qantas.
All Nippon Airways (NH) (Internet: www.ana.co.jp) and Japan Airlines (JL) (Internet: www.de.jal.com) also fly from Frankfurt with a stopover via Tokyo, Korean Air (KE) (Internet: www.koreanair.com) via Seoul, China Airlines (CI) (Internet: www.china-airlines.com) via Taipei to Sydney.
Malaysia Airlines (MH) (Internet: www.malaysiaairlines.com) also flies from Frankfurt via Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Airlines (SQ) (Internet: www.singaporeair.com) via Singapore to Sydney. In addition to Sydney, Malaysia Airlines (MH) also serves the Australian cities of Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. Austrian (OS) (Internet: www.austrian.com) and Thai Airways (TG) (Internet: www.thaiairways.com) fly
from Vienna with a stopover via Bangkok and Singapore Airlinesvia Singapore to Sydney.
From Zurich, Emirates operate with a stopover via Dubai, Singapore Airlines via Singapore, Swiss and Thai Airways via Bangkok to Sydney.
United Airlines (UA) (Internet: www.united.com) flies from Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich to Melbourne and Sydney.
Frankfurt – Sydney: 21 hours 15 minutes (one stopover). Vienna – Sydney: 20 hours (one stopover). Zurich – Sydney: 21 hours 15 minutes (one stopover).
Many of the airlines that offer flights to Australia also have Airpasses in their program, which can be used to reach many destinations within Australia and the South Pacific region at low cost. Airpasses must be purchased prior to arrival in Australia and are mostly limited to flights with the same airline or an associated Australian partner company.
Airpasses for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific include the Boomerang Pass and the Walkabout Pass of the national airline Qantas, which can only be purchased in connection with a long-haul flight from the same airline.
Malaysia Airlines offers the Visit Australia Pass , with which long-haul flights from Frankfurt via Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane can be combined with a large number of intra-Australian codeshare routes.
Arrival by ship
Many international cruise lines dock in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Perth (Fremantle Harbor), Adelaide and Brisbane.
Most cruise ships head for the coasts of Australia during the summer months there, i.e. in the European winter. The international cruise lines that serve Australia include P&O (Internet: www.pocruises.com), Cunard (Internet: www.cunard.com) and Princess Cruises (Internet: www.princess.com).