Country of the Week: Australia

The Land Down Under is a great place to set up your next travel vacation, but what can the large country offer the avid adventurer? We take an intimate look at the many amazing and fun facts and destinations that can be found within this inviting land.
Capital: Canberra
Most populous cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide. Mainland Australia is one of the biggest islands in the world but it is the smallest continent. The country is divided into 6 big states and 2 separate territories.
Current Political Leader: Scott Morrison
Language(s): English, Mandarin, Punjabi, Tagalog, Arabic
Currency: Australian dollar
Major Religions: Christianity, Catholicism, Anglican
Famous landmarks: Sydney Opera House, Uluru, Sydney Harbor Bridge, Bondi Beach
National animal: Red Kangaroo
Movies filmed in England: Mad Max Fury Road, The Dressmaker, Lion, Australia, Crocodile Dundee, Babe, Finding Nemo
Famous rulers: Bob Hawke, Julia Gillard
Climate: To the north of Australia, the weather has been known to be very tropical. It’s hot and humid during the summer while turning warm and dry during the winter. To the south, the climate is cooler, with mild heat in the summer and the occasional rain in the winter.
Popular Festivals:: Australia Day, Anzac Day