43 incredible facts about Australia you may not believe are true

From the Great Barrier Reef to the Blue Mountains and beyond, there’s nowhere in the world quite like the land down under. Here are 43 fun facts about Australia you may not have known.

Aboriginal Australians have been in Australia for more than 50,000 years.

It’s home to the oldest humans outside Africa

Aboriginal Australians currently have more than 250 distinct languages spread throughout Australia.

There are 250 indigenous languages

It’s an island, a country and a continent

it is the only country in the world that is also an island and a continent.

As of 2017, there were twice as many kangaroos in Australia as humans.

Kangaroos outnumber humans

Australia is very sparsely populated

Australia was called “New Holland” by the 17th century Dutch navigators who first landed there.

It was first called New Holland

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