Australia - the state on the continent Australia, forming together with nearby island Tasmania the Australian Union. Australia is a unique state in the world, borrowing the whole continent. It is the oldest terrestrial file, the most flat and the driest. Capital of Australia - Canberra. In translation from language of natives this word means " a place of a meeting ". The city is an administrative centre of the country, basically all general managers of structure of Australia here are located. One of the most well-known sights of Australia - the Big Barrier reef, the largest coral construction in the world. It is huge system of reeves and the islands which have stretched along east coast of the country. Already more than 20 years the Barrier reef is national park. The Sydney Tower - the highest building in the Southern hemisphere (height 304,8). There is the viewing platform, rotating shops and restaurants. From all sights of Australia the Sydney opera involves the greatest quantity of tourists. The well-known sails of the Opera house is a symbol not only Sydney, but also all Australia. The some people consider Opera theatre as a magnificent sample of " the fallen asleep music ". Sydney is the oldest and largest megacity, by the right considered a pearl of continent. It is the city applying for a rank " capitals of emigrants ", representatives live in Sydney practically all nationalities of the world. Melbourn - the second-largest industrial and financial center of the country, the largest oil refining factories here are located. Melbourn - capital of state of Victoria and the second-largest city in Australia where lives about 15 % of the population of all country of the country. Among the highest buildings of Melbourn - 52-storeyed Nauru-house belonging tiny island. Brisbane - beautiful tropical city, but it usually bypass attention. Brisbane is capital of one of the most prospering states of Australia - Queensland - and also one of the most important cities of Australia. Murray - the largest river in Australia, forming, together with the longest inflow Darling, the largest river system of the country. The population of Australia in main European origins. The basic population is Christian. A state language is English. In Australia there is no official religion.