Australia: Country and Foreign Investment
Australia is the world’s smallest continent, but also its sixth-largest country, lying between the Pacific and Indian Oceans in the Southern Hemisphere. Covering over 7.5m sq km of land, Australia consists of the continental mainland plus the island of Tasmania and numerous other smaller islands.
The country is separated by sea from Indonesia to the north-west, Papua New Guinea to the north-east, New Zealand to the south-east, and Antarctica to the south.
Australia has a tropical climate in the north and a temperate climate at its southern corners. It is mainly low plateau with large tracts of semi-arid or desert areas and fertile plain in the south-east.
Australia’s capital is Canberra, located to the south-east in the Australian Capital Territory.