Monday, June 25, 2007

Australia - People

Australians are great hosts, friendly and very open when welcoming people from other countries.

As of July 2005, Australia's population was close to 20.4 million people, with 94 per cent of the population of European descent, 4 per cent of Asian descent and 1.5 per cent Aboriginal people.

The most populous states are New South Wales and Victoria, with their respective capitals, Sydney and Melbourne being the largest cities in Australia.

Australia's population is concentrated along the coastal region of Australia from Adelaide to Cairns, with a small concentration around Perth, Western Australia. The centre of Australia is sparsely populated.

Australians call themselves "Aussies".

They are extraordinary friendly, respectful of nature, open to new adventures and cultures, and they just love to enjoy life.

Aussies also love to have a good time at the beach, go bush walking, travel to other cities and towns, practice sport and of course listen to a good story or just have a good chat, or as they call it in Australia 'a yarn'!

Australia is a fascinating place because it mixes the benefits of a modern western world with the calm and tranquillity of nature. You can live in an exciting, dynamic and cosmopolitan city and escape to a green and fresh environment in just a few minutes.

Australia is very multicultural and cosmopolitan. A big percentage of the population has migrated from another countries so, Australians appreciate and enjoy many different cultures and hundreds of different languages are spoken in Australia.

Several surveys have shown that international visitors perceive Australians as unique, respectful, friendly, sporty and open to other cultures. We are not surprised about this because we can tell you that it is true!

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