Australia is a country of antipodes and all kinds of oddities. It would seem that the state has a convenient name for the Northern Territory. It is logical to assume that this state is located in the very north of the mainland, otherwise, what kind of north is it. However, only a small part of it faces north, and most of it occupies the very core of Australia.
This state has the proud title of “backyard of the state”, despite the fact that the backyard is for some reason located in its center. In a word, Australians are as strange a nation as the nature of this continent.
However, the backyards are the backyards, but this almost state (more on this later) is a real storehouse Continue reading
Australia is the only country that covers the area of the whole mainland. So it can be considered a state, mainland and island at the same time. Moreover, it occupies a unique geographical position, which was reflected both in the nature of this country and in the culture, customs and even anthropological characteristics of the indigenous population.
In Australia, the incongruous is combined – the harsh climatic zones are interspersed with fertile rainforests, penguins and dolphins can be seen near kangaroos and koalas, white settlers live in peace with the natives, and the descendants of the convicts brought here have become one of the most educated Continue reading
If you look at the Australian continent from high, you can see that its entire territory is covered by river channels. Almost all waterways are shallow or generally dry. Replenished only in rainy seasons. Another feature of the mainland is that virtually all rivers lack runoff into the ocean.
This is due to the fact that nature gave the continent an unpleasant gift and rainfall is unevenly spread on its territory. Almost all the time the riverbed is dried up. Only at the time of rains they spill and can flood nearby settlements. When precipitation ends and a hot sun appears on the horizon, they dry out. In Australia, there are approximately 70 rivers. Continue reading