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Australia / COVID-19
Population 20,600,856
Total Confirmed 56560
Active 55541
Total deaths 1019
Total recovered 0
Death rate 1.80 %

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Australia, officially called the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the greatest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The population of 26 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The nation's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide. Indigenous Australians occupied the continent for about 65,000 decades ahead of the first arrival of Dutch explorers in the early 17th century, who named it New Holland. In 1770, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain and originally settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date that became Australia's national day. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the time of an 1850s gold rush, most of the continent was explored by European settlers and an extra five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system which functions as a national parliamentary constitutional monarchy, comprising six countries and ten lands. Australia is the oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils. It has a landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi). A megadiverse country, its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with deserts at the center, tropical rainforests in the north-east, and mountain ranges in the south-east. Australia generates its income from various sources, including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking, manufacturing, and international education.Australia is a highly developed country, with the world's fourteenth-largest economy. It's a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income. It is a regional power and has the world's thirteenth-highest military cost. Immigrants account for 30% of the population, the highest percentage in any country with a population over 10 million. Possessing the third-highest human development index and the eighth-highest ranked democracy internationally, the country ranks highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, civil liberties, and political rights, with all its major cities faring well in global comparative livability surveys. Australia is part of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Pacific Islands Forum, and the ASEAN Plus Six mechanism.

Source: Wikipedia