Australia Google maps and Driving Directions

Get free driving directions, Google maps, traffic information for Australia, and Canberra (GPS: 35 16 S 149 08 E), the capital city of the country located in (the) Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean.

Find any address in Canberra on the Google map of Australia (AU) with ease or calculate your up to date itinerary to and from Australia or its neighboring counties like N/A.

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Google Maps Australia

An island continent in its own right, Australia is the world’s sixth-largest country. European settlement began over 200 years ago. Most Australians now live in cities along the coast.

Australia is mostly low plateau with deserts; fertile plain in southeast.

The map above fully covers Australia with its road routes from cities to towns, road intersections in any region, provinces, prefectures, also with free driving directions in Canberra or to the neighboring towns and countries. To look at the detailed map about a particular quarter in Canberra, please click on the area and zoom to the place you are interested in the Google maps of Australia (AU).

Be creative, use the extras of this Google map; This is a detailed, clear, zoomable, large road map of Australia with its administrative divisions; 6 states and 2 territories*; Australian Capital Territory*, New South Wales, Northern Territory*, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia.

The interactive map above is also may be used as the satellite map of Australia, or as a reverse search map for finding an address from its GPS coordinates.

The continent of Australia, with the island state of Tasmania, is approximately equal in area to the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). Mountain ranges run from north to south along the east coast, reaching their highest point in Mount Kosciusko (7,308 ft 2,228 m). The western half of the continent is occupied by a desert plateau that rises into barren, rolling hills near the west coast. The Great Barrier Reef, extending about 1,245 mi (2,000 km), lies along the northeast coast. The island of Tasmania (26,178 sq mi 67,800 sq km) is off the southeast coast.

Australia (area: 7 692 060 sq km / 2 969 919,75 sq mi), where the official language is English, lying in Oceania and using the currency; Australian dollar (AUD), since 1966, set their clock to UTC+10. That means they are 15 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time in Canberra, the capital. Note to the time difference: Daylight saving time: +1hr begins first Sunday in October; ends first Sunday in April. Note: Australia has three time zones.

The climate in Australia; The west and south are semi-arid with hot summers. The arid interior can reach 120°F (50°C) in the central desert areas. The north is hot throughout the year, and humid during the summer monsoon. East, southeast, and south west coastal areas are temperate.

Geography in a nutshell; Located between the Indian and Pacific oceans, Australia has a variety of landscapes, including tropical rainforests, the arid plateaus, ridges, and vast deserts of the “red center,” the lowlands and river systems draining into Lake Eyre, rolling tracts of pastoral land, and magnificent beaches around much of the coastline. In the far east are the mountains of the Great Dividing Range. Famous natural features include Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the Great Barrier Reef.

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Driving directions Australia

The Google maps and Google Satellite maps of Australia above showing the country, located next to N/A. For your further reference, the latitude and longitude coordinates of Australia are 27 00 S, 133 00 E , while the capital, Canberra found at 35 16 S 149 08 E.

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About Australia and the capital, Canberra

Flag of Australia Schematic map of Australia
The national flag of Australia Borderline map of Australia
Flag description: blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and a large seven-pointed star in the lower hoist-side quadrant known as the Commonwealth or Federation Star, representing the federation of the colonies of Australia in 1901; the star depicts one point for each of the six original states and one representing all of Australia’s internal and external territories; on the fly half is a representation of the Southern Cross constellation in white with one small, five-pointed star and four larger, seven-pointed stars. Border length: 0 km.

Did you know about Australia?

  • The great southern continent of Australia was unified in 1901, as a common wealth of six formerly separate British subject states.
  • Sydney has the world’s largest suburban area, a conurbation so vast that the city is twice as large as Beijing and six times the size of Rome.
  • A huge, mostly flat country, Australia largely consists of a vast, hot, inland desert, which is why nine-tenths of Australians live by the cooler coast. The Aborigines, Australia’s first inhabitants, arrived from Asia 40,000 years ago. Europeans arrived in 1788 and now make up the overwhelming majority of the population.

Facts of Australia (AU)

Name conventional long form: Commonwealth of Australia, conventional short form: Australiaabbreviation: AS, etymology: the name Australia derives from the Latin “australis” meaning “southern”; the Australian landmass was long referred to as “Terra Australis” or the Southern Land
Codes: ISO; AU, Internet; .au
Capital city: Canberra
Language(s): English 76.8%, Mandarin 1.6%, Italian 1.4%, Arabic 1.3%, Greek 1.2%, Cantonese 1.2%, Vietnamese 1.1%, other 10.4%, unspecified 5% (2011 estimate)
National holiday(s): Australia Day (commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet of Australian settlers), 26 January (1788); ANZAC Day (commemorates the anniversary of the landing of troops of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I at Gallipoli, Turkey), 25 April (1915)
Motto: Advance Australia Fair
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD), since 1966
GPS: 27 00 S, 133 00 E, Canberra; 35 16 S 149 08 E
Location: Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean
Geography note: world’s smallest continent but sixth-largest country; the largest country in Oceania, the largest country entirely in the Southern Hemisphere, and the largest country without land borders; the only continent without glaciers; population concentrated along the eastern and southeastern coasts; the invigorating sea breeze known as the “Fremantle Doctor” affects the city of Perth on the west coast and is one of the most consistent winds in the world
Land boundaries: N/A, 0 km
Maritime boundaries: Arafura Sea, Coral Sea, Indian Ocean, Tasman Sea, Timor Sea
Coastline: 25,760 km
Area: total: 7,741,220 sq km; land: 7,682,300 sq km, water: 58,920 sq km (total 2 969 919,75 mi2), slightly smaller than the US contiguous 48 states.
Roadways: total: 823,217 km, paved: 356,343 km, unpaved: 466,874 km (2011)
Waterways: 2,000 km (mainly used for recreation on Murray and Murray-Darling river systems) (2011)
Local time (capital): UTC+10, 15 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time
Note to the local time: Daylight saving time: +1hr begins first Sunday in October; ends first Sunday in April. Note: Australia has three time zones
Population in Australia: 24 772 247
Population in Canberra: 327 700 (including the metropolitan areas)
Urbanization: urban population: 89.4% of total population (2015)
Major urban areas population: Sydney 4.505 million; Melbourne 4.203 million; Brisbane 2.202 million; Perth 1.861 million; Adelaide 1.256 million; CANBERRA (capital) 423,000 (2015)
Population growth rate: 1.05% (2016 estimate)
Birth rate: 12.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Death rate: 7.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 17.84% (male 2,105,433 / female 1,997,433) 15-24 years: 12.96% (male 1,528,993 / female 1,451,340) 25-54 years: 41.55% (male 4,862,591 / female 4,691,975) 55-64 years: 11.82% (male 1,347,780 / female 1,369,501) 65 years and over: 15.82% (male 1,684,339 / female 1,953,269) (2016 estimate)
Median age: total: 38.6 years; male: 37.8 years, female: 39.4 years (2016 estimate)
Ethnic groups: English 25.9%, Australian 25.4%, Irish 7.5%, Scottish 6.4%, Italian 3.3%, German 3.2%, Chinese 3.1%, Indian 1.4%, Greek 1.4%, Dutch 1.2%, other 15.8% (includes Australian aboriginal .5%), unspecified 5.4%note: data represents self-identified ancestry, over a third of respondents reported two ancestries (2011 estimate)
Religions: Protestant 30.1% (Anglican 17.1%, Uniting Church 5.0%, Presbyterian and Reformed 2.8%, Baptist, 1.6%, Lutheran 1.2%, Pentecostal 1.1%, other Protestant 1.3%), Catholic 25.3% (Roman Catholic 25.1%, other Catholic 0.2%), other Christian 2.9%, Orthodox 2.8%, Buddhist 2.5%, Muslim 2.2%, Hindu 1.3%, other 1.3%, none 22.3%, unspecified 9.3% (2011 estimate)
Government type: Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Legal system: common law system based on the English model
National anthem: Advance Australia Fair
Known national hazards: cyclones along the coast; severe droughts; forest fires, volcanism: volcanic activity on Heard and McDonald Islands
Major infectious diseases: N/A
Land use: agricultural land: 53.4%; arable land 6.2%; permanent crops 0.1%; permanent pasture 47.1%; forest: 19.3%; other: 27.3% (2011 estimate)
Agricultural products: wheat, barley, sugarcane, fruits; cattle, sheep, poultry
Industries: mining, industrial and transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, steel
Export commodities: coal, iron ore, gold, meat, wool, alumina, wheat, machinery and transport equipment
Main export partners: China 32.2%, Japan 15.9%, South Korea 7.1%, US 5.4%, India 4.2% (2015)
Import commodities:
machinery and transport equipment, computers and office machines, telecommunication equipment and parts; crude oil and petroleum products
Main import partners: China 23%, US 11.2%, Japan 7.4%, South Korea 5.5%, Thailand 5.1%, Germany 4.6% (2015)

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