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Welcome to Australia

Updated: March 4, 2009, 11:34 AM ET
By Joe Connor | Special to ESPN.com

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Most Known For (besides baseball): Kangaroos; vast expanses and underwater jewel, the Great Barrier Reef; and to North American TV audiences, FOS-TA'S! Australian for beeeeer! (but "VB," Victoria Bitter, is the beer of choice down under, mate).

Location: Oceania/Australia, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean

Size: 2,966,136 square miles, or slightly smaller than the 48 contiguous U.S.

Population: approximately 21 million

People: ...

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