You may already know that the Australian continent includes the Australian mainland and nearby islands, but how well-versed are you in some of the finer details of its geography? Test your knowledge of the "land down under" with this Australian geography quiz.
Australia is located between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean.
Australia is located in the Eastern and Southern Hemispheres.
Australia covers 7,692,024 square kilometers (2,969,907 square miles), making it the sixth largest country in the world.
Canberra is the capital of Australia. Canberra was a planned city and is located between Melbourne and Sydney in the Australian Capital Territory.
Australia has three time zones: Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) and Australian Western Standard Time (AWST).
Australia is divided into six states and two territories. The states are New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. The territories are the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.
At 2,228 meters (7,310 feet) Mount Kosciuszko is the highest peak in mainland Australia. Mount Kosciuszko is located in the Snowy Mountains of southeastern New South Wales.
The Tropic of Capricorn is the latitude line that runs across Australia. The Tropic of Capricorn is 23.5 degrees south of the equator and denotes the southernmost point on Earth that the sun will be directly overhead at noon local time.
At 2,529,875 square kilometers (976,790 square miles), Western Australia is the largest state in Australia.
The Great Barrier Reef, located off Australia's northeastern coast, is more than 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) long.
Hobart is the capital of the Australian state of Tasmania. The British established the settlement of Hobart in 1803.
Sydney is Australia's most populated city, with more than 4.6 million residents.
Ayers Rock, which also goes by the Aboriginal name Uluru, was named a World Heritage Site in 1987.
At 15.2 meters (49 feet) below sea level, Lake Eyre is the lowest point on mainland Australia. Located in South Australia, Lake Eyre is actually two lakes connected by a long channel.
The Sydney Opera House was completed in 1973 and has been featured in numerous magazines, television shows and movies.
There are 8,222 islands within the maritime borders of Australia.
The River Murray is the longest single river in Australia at 2,508 kilometers (1,558 miles) long.
The most southerly point of the Australian mainland is South Point, located at the tip of Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria.
At 268 meters (880 feet), Wallaman Falls in Queensland is Australia's highest single-drop waterfall.
Tasmania is the largest island within Australia's maritime borders. Tasmania covers an area of 60,637 square kilometers (23,412 square miles) and is located off the coast of Victoria.
The length of coastline of mainland Australia is 35,877 kilometers (22,293 miles). The islands within Australia's borders add another 23,859 kilometers of coastline to the total.
The population of Australia is estimated to be more than 24 million people. The female population is estimated at 50.2 percent, while males make up 49.8 percent of the total population.
The wind-eroded pink granite formation known as Murphy's Haystacks is found on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.
Tasmania is the wettest state in Australia, averaging more than 150 days of rain per year.
Melbourne is the second highest populated city in Australia, with more than 4.2 million people.
Iron ore is Australia's No. 1 exported material totaling 25.7 percent of total exports for the country.
Approximately 35 percent of Australia is classified as desert due to minimal annual rainfall amounts. Not including Antarctica, Australia is the driest continent on Earth, with 70 percent of the country receiving less than 500 millimeters of annual rainfall.
Seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are opposite those in the northern hemisphere.
The Daintree Rainforest, one of the oldest rainforests in the world, is located in the Australian state of Queensland.
With a population of 1.89 million people, Perth is the largest city in Western Australia and the fourth largest city in the entire country.