Can You Ace This Australian Geography Quiz?

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About This Quiz

G'day, mate! Today, we're traveling to the land down under! When it comes to the island, country, and continent that is Australia, how well do you know its geography?

When you normally think of a continent, you might think of a landmass that is made up of numerous countries. Africa has 54 countries while Europe has 50. Asia has 48, North America has 23 and South America is made up of 12. While all of these habitable continents have multiple countries, Australia is one continent that is only made up of one country - itself! From its relatively small landmass, how much of its geography do you know?

Australia is a country made up of states and territories. How many does it have? What bodies of water can you find surrounding the continent? What is the capital of the country? In which city would you find the iconic Opera House? If you can answer these questions, you're ready for this Australian geography quiz!

While everyone might try to adopt the popular Australian way of speaking, only a true Aussie could ace this quiz! Is that you? Are you ready to trek around the land down under with this quiz? Let's find out!

What is the capital of Australia?

While many people are tricked into thinking Sydney is Australia's capital city, it is actually Canberra, which is located in the same state as Sydney.

How many states does Australia have?

While many people seem to be unaware, only a true Aussie would know that Australia is made up of six states and two mainland territories.

What is the name of the Australian state that takes up the western part of the country?

Western Australia is one of the six states that make up Australia. It is the largest Australian state and has a population of over 2.5 million people.

What is the capital of Western Australia?

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia. It is also the largest city within the state and has a population of over 2 million people.

Which of these states borders Western Australia?

South Australia is another Australian state that can clearly be found in the central-southern region of the country. The state has a population of over 1.7 million people.

What is the capital city of South Australia?

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia. While the entire state has a population of just over 1.7 million people, Adelaide alone has a population of around 1.3 million.

What state is found to the northeast of South Australia?

Queensland is an Australian state that is found on the northeast region of the country. It has a population of just under 5 million people.

What is the capital city of Queensland?

Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland and is the country's third largest city, with a population of 2.4 million people.

Which Australian state is found to the direct south of Queensland?

New South Wales is another one of Australia's six states. It is found to the south of Queensland and east of South Australia. It has a population of over 7.8 million.

What is the capital city of New South Wales?

Sydney is the largest and most populated city in Australia with a population of over 5 million people. It is also the capital of New South Wales.

Which of these is the name of an Australian state?

Victoria is an Australian state found in the southeast region of the country. It has a population of over 6.3 million people.

What is the capital city of Victoria?

Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria and Australia's second largest city with a population of over 4.7 million people.

What is the name of Australia's island state?

Tasmania is the island state of Australia that is located just south of Victoria in the Tasman Sea. It has a population of over half a million people.

What is the capital of Tasmania?

Hobart is the capital city of the Australian state of Tasmania. The city has a population of just over a quarter of a million people, making up half the population of the state itself.

Which of the following is a territory found on mainland Australia?

The Northern Territory is found in the northern-central region of the country. It has a relatively small population of under a quarter million people.

What is the capital city of the Northern Territory?

Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory. It is very populous in relation to the rest of the state with its population of around 145,000 people.

The Australian Capital Territory is located within which state?

The Australian Capital Territory is the federal district within the country. This is where you'd find Australia's capital, Canberra.

Australia is bordered by all but which of the following oceans?

Australia isn't bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. You'd find the Indian Ocean to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the east, and the Southern Ocean to the south.

What is the name of the world's largest coral reef?

Often calls the world's largest living thing, the Great Barrier Reef is found off the coast of Australia.

Which Australian state is bigger?

Western Australia is actually the largest Australian state. It is followed by Queensland and South Australia. Tasmania is the smallest Australian state.

The Great Barrier Reef is found off the coast of which state?

The Great Barrier Reef is located off the northeast coast of Australia, off the shores of Queensland.

What is the name of Australia's longest river?

The Murray River is the longest river in Australia that spans between the states of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. It's over 1,500 feet long.

In which major city would you find Australia's famous opera house?

The Sydney Opera House is Australia's most popular landmark. Found in Sydney, New South Wales, the opera house was opened in 1973.

Which of these is not a sea that borders Australia?

Australia is not bordered by the Black Sea. You'd find the Timor Sea to its north, the Coral Sea to its northeast and the Tasman Sea to its southeast.

What is Australia's tallest mountain?

Mount Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia at over 7,000 feet tall. It is located in New South Wales.

In which area of the world would you find Australia?

Australia is located below the equator and to the east of the Prime Meridian. This means that it is located in the southeast hemisphere of the world.

The Great Dividing Range is found on which Australian coast?

The Great Dividing Range is a mountain range found on the eastern coast of Australia. At over 2200 miles long, it is the third longest land range behind the Andes and Rocky Mountains.

How many time zones would you find in Australia?

Australia has three major time zones that split the country between Eastern, Western and Central. They are: Australian Western Standard Time, Australian Central Standard Time and Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Australia is one of the world's largest countries. What rank does it have?

Australia is the world's sixth largest country in the world after Russia, Canada, USA, China, and Brazil.

Approximately how many islands are part of Australia?

Australia is made up of over 8100 islands, the largest of which is the entire mainland country. It is followed by one of its states, Tasmania, which is followed by thousands of others.

Which line runs horizontally through the country?

The Tropic of Cancer runs relatively in the center of the Australian landmass. It runs through the states of Western Australia and Queensland, and the Northern Territory.

What is the name of the massive sandstone in Australia that is now a national park?

Uluru is another popular landmark found in Australia. The massive sandstone is 5.8 miles around the base and is known for its color change around dawn and dusk.

What is another name for Uluru?

While Uluru is its Aboriginal name, it also goes by the name of Ayers Rock. It is found in central Australia in the southern region of the Northern Territory.

Which of the following countries would you NOT find to the north of Australia?

Australia falls to the south of East Timor, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. New Zealand is an island country that is found to the southeast of Australia.

December, January and February are which season in Australia?

The countries below the Equator have different seasons than those above the Equator. December, January and February are the summer season in Australia.

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