Australia is a sovereign country and the mainland of the Australian continent is comprised by Australia. It has got numerous islands and in terms of land area, it is known to be the world’s 6th largest country. The name of the country emerged from a Latin word australis which means “southern”. The charm and beauty of the country cannot stop people from visiting and exploring the country, specifically cities like Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney. The country is included in one of the most urbanized places in the world.
In terms of the weird and unusual things, Australia has got a lot to offer. From the animals to the islands and deserts, it holds a wide variety of unbelievably weird facts that will not only be an eye opener for you but would also compel you to visit the country at least once in your lifetime. So get ready to freak out and learn something new about the land down under!
15. WORLD’S OLDEST FOSSIL
A fossil is known to be something that has been preserved throughout a long period of time. It can either be the remains of a person, plant or an animal. Surprisingly, Australia happens to have the world’s oldest fossil.
Cyanobacteria are the oldest fossils that are still preserved in Australia. These are microorganisms that are capable of photosynthesis and are related to bacteria. They have been found in the Archaean rocks and are believed to be almost 3.5 billion years old. They are known to have an extensive fossil record and this discovery was quite exciting as the oldest rocks that we currently know are only 3.8 billion years old in comparison.
14. ALMOST 200 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES ARE SPOKEN
Australia is known to be the 6th largest country by size in the whole world. With the passage of time, slowly and gradually people have started moving to Australia. It might be because of the extremely amazing places it has got or in order to pursue a better life.
It is a country where cultures from all over the world are represented and people of different nationality live, like people of Asia, Africa, Europe etc. Because of this, everyone speaks in a language which helps them communicate with other people of similar backgrounds which is why Australia has become a country where almost 200 different languages are spoken.