Australia is the biggest island and the smallest continent in the world! Its capital city is Canberra, but its largest city is Sydney. Most people live near the sea, on the coast in the south east.
Australia is a very old continent. Its flora (= plants) and fauna (= animals) are unique, because the Australian continent separated from the rest of the world millions of years ago.

In the very middle of this big continent stands the biggest rock in the world: "Uluru". It is about 60 million years old!! Uluru (or : "Ayers Rock" in its White people's name) is visited by many tourists every year. This rock is sacred to Aborigenes.