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Australia Summary Statistics:Capital
Other major cities –
Melbourne (Victoria), Perth (WA), Adelaide (SA), Brisbane (Queensland), Darwin (Northern Territory), Hobart (Tasmania).
Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy
Head of State - HM Queen Elizabeth II
Prime Minister - Helen Clark
2008 IMF estimate
Australian dollar (AUD)
The Australian climate is fairly varied across the continent. The vast majority of the Australia is desert, however the coastal areas
where the majority of the population live are very warm and coastal. The seasons are the contrary to the Northern Hemisphere, with the
hottest months from December to April. The northern and western regions, including Brisbane and Perth have a tropical or subtropical
climates, where summer temperatures can raise to over 40°C and are separated into dry and wet seasons. South eastern area, including
Canberra and Melbourne have temperate climates, with hot summer temperatures with highs of around 25-30 °C, and winters temperatures dropping to 10 C. Sydney is generally warmer year around that the more southern cities.
Australia’s climate does cause some extreme events including droughts, bushfires, and cyclones in the northern areas.
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