Australia as a Country

Australia is derived from the Latin word “Australis”, meaning “Southern”. It is the 6th largest nation in the world with a total area of 7,741,220 square kilometers, its first inhabitants, the Aborigines, migrated forty-thousand years ago from Southeast Asia.Australia is multicultural and multiracial country and this is evident in the country’s food, lifestyle, cultural practices and experience. The music, art, and stories of its aboriginal people are unparalleled. The immigrants have created a beautiful and culturally diverse country. It has an important heritage from its indigenous people, which plays a defining role in the cultural landscape.