Sydney and Australia

Part 2: Australia

Australia is not only a country, it is also a continent. And as it is surrounded by water, one could say that Australia is the largest island and the smallest continent on Earth. Truly amazing is how empty Australia is, only about 20 million people live in a country nearly the size of Europe. On the other hand, Australia is a highly urbanised continent with over 85% of the population living in the big cities. These you can count on one hand - literally: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Australia's capital Canberra is not one of the big cities and lies half-way between Sydney and Melbourne.

Part 1: Sydney, New South Wales