Australia

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  • Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

  • Governor-General: Peter Cosgrove (2014)

  • Prime Minister: Malcolm Turnbull (2015)

  • Land area: 2,941,283 sq mi (7,617,931 sq km); total area: 2,967,893 sq mi (7,686,850 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 22,507,617 (growth rate: 1.09%); birth rate: 12.19/1000; infant mortality rate: 4.43/1000; life expectancy: 82.07

  • Capital (2011 est.): Canberra, 399,000

  • Largest cities: Sydney 4.543 million; Melbourne 3.961 million; Brisbane 2.039 million; Perth 1.649 million; Adelaide 1.198 million; CANBERRA (capital) 399,000 (2011)

  • Monetary unit: Australian dollar

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