This KS3 Geography quiz takes a further look at Australia. A prosperous developed country, Australia ranks highly in many international comparisons of national performance such as human development, quality of life, health care and life expectancy. It is rich in minerals which are mined and transported on a huge scale. Agricultural products are also exported, including wool, meat and wine.
Most of the population lives in coastal towns and cities. The only inland city is Canberra. The nothernmost part of Australia is tropical rainforest and swamps. The centre of Australia is desert but there are some towns. You may have heard of Alice Springs, which is a town near the large rock formation known as Uluru. Another interesting town is Coober Pedy. This is populated by people mining the gemstone called opal and most houses are built underground to escape the heat of the desert.