Australia map © SPC 2016
Government  Representative democracy and constitutional monarchy; UN Member State (1945); Member of the Commonwealth (1931)
Capital  Canberra
Population  24.2 million
Land area (km2)  7.7 million
Max height above sea level (m)  2,228
EEZ (km2)  8.2 million
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
GDP per capita (USD)  56,327.7 (2015)
Languages English
Pacific Community membership  Founding member in 1947