Flag of Australia

Flag of Australia

The Commonwealth of Australia is a country in Australasia and Oceania. It is made up of 8,222 islands including the Australian continent and Tasmania. Its national language is English. The capital is Canberra and the largest city is Sydney.

The Australian flag came into use in 1901 and was adopted in 1903. The design consists of a dark blue background with the Union Jack in the top left (canton) with a seven pointed Commonwealth Star below. The right hand side features five more stars representing the Southern Cross constellation.


What Australia is known as in various languages
Afstralía – Aυστραλία (Greek), Ahitereiria (Māori), An Astráil (Irish), Àodàlìyà – 澳大利亞 /澳大利亚 (Mandarin Chinese), Àozhōu – 澳洲 (Mandarin Chinese – informal), Aostralia (Breton), Astràilia (Scots Gaelic), Ástralía (Icelandic), Astreliya – আস্ট্রেলিয়া (Sylheti), Oshṭreliya – অস্ট্রেলিয়া (Bengali), Āsṭrēliyā – ఆస్ట్రేలియా (Telugu), Āsṫreliyā – اسٹریلیا (Urdu), Austraalia (Estonian, Võro), Austhireliya – ஆத்திரேலியா (Tamil), Australia (Albanian, Finnish, Galician, Indonesian, Italian, Latin, Polish, Romanian, Romansh, Spanish), Austràlia (Catalan), Austrália (Portuguese, Slovak), Austrāliā – أستراليا‎ (Arabic), Australie (French, Norwegian), Australië (Afrikaans, Dutch), Austrálie (Czech), Australien (Danish, German, Low Saxon, Swedish), Australija (Bosnian, Croatian, Lithuanian), Australija – Аустралија (Serbian), Austrālija (Latvian), Aŭstralija – Аўстралія (Belarusian), Aŭstralio (Esperanto), Ausuturalia (Inuktitut), Ausztrália (Hungarian), Avstralia – Ավստրալիա (Armenian), Avstralia (Faroese), Avstralia – ავსტრალია (Georgian, Mingrelian), Avstralija (Slovene), Avstralija – Австралия (Bulgarian, Russian), Avstralija – Австралија (Macedonian), Avstraliya – Австралія (Ukrainian), Avustralya (Turkish), Awstralia (Welsh), l-Awstralja (Maltese), Awstralska (Lower Sorbian), Awstralya (Filipino/Tagalog, Quechua), Gōshū – 豪州 (former Japanese), Hoju – 호주 (former Korean), Oseuteureillia/Osŭt’ŭreillia – 오스트레일리아 (Korean), Ostraliya – אוסטרליה‎ (Hebrew), Ostrelia – ออสเตรเลีย (Thai), Osṭreliyā – ઓસ્ટ્રેલિયા (Gujarati), Osṭreliyā – ऑस्ट्रेलिया (Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit), Ostreliyawa – ඕස්ට්රේලියාව (Sinhala), Ōsutoraria – オーストラリア (Japanese), Oystralye – אױסטראַליע‎ (Yiddish), Úc/Australia (Vietnamese)

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