Australia is the world's sixth largest country. It is also the smallest continent in the world. Austrailia is found southeast of Asia, between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It is not bounded by any other nations.
Population: 22 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Caucasian (92%), Asian (7%,) Aboriginal and other (1%)
Languages: English (78.5%), Chinese (2.5%), Italian (1.6%), Greek (1.3%), Arabic (1.2%), Vietnamese (1%), others (13.9%)
Religions: Protestant (27.4% -Anglican 18.7%, United Church 5.7%, Presbyterian and Reformed 3%), Catholic (25.8%), Eastern Orthodox (2.7%), other Christian (7.9%), Buddhist (2.1%), Muslim (1.7%), other religions (13.7%), no religion (18.7%)
Australians In Toronto
In Canada: 30,635
In the GTA: 4,870
In the City of Toronto: 1,995
Australia's six self-governing colonies remained separate until 1901, when they formed the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has traditionally been considered a Christian nation with religious liberty.However, the arrival of non-Christian immigrants, combined with an increasing number of Australians who claim no religion, have contributed to the increasingly secular nature of Australia. Still, Australia is generally considered a Christian country, and Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter are widely celebrated.
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