A large island continent in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia— called the Land Down Under— is the Oceania region's largest country. Roughly 25 million people live in Australia, where they enjoy a high quality health care, economic freedom, and education. Its culture and history have been shaped by indigenous Australians as well as Dutch, British, and other European settlers.
Today, it's a melting pot of various cultures, with around a third of the population composed of immigrants. Canberra is Australia's capital city while Sydney is its largest. Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and Brisbane are also bustling cities. Australia is famous for its natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and a vibrant art and culture scene.