Friday, August 1, 2014


Australia is one of the countries that are competing in the Commonwealth Games.

This term we have been given to learn about the Commonwealth games. This week I have chosen to learn about Australia. Did you know that the Gold Coast will be hosting 2018’s Commonwealth games?

Australia is located in Oceania. Currently Australia’s population for this year  is 22,507,616. Australia is currently 55th out of 240 countries with the largest population. Currently China is coming first with a population of 1,355,692,544 .

The most common languages that are spoken other than English are, Greek, Italian, Cantonese, Arabic, Mandarin and Vietnamese. Australia has a lot of cultures that are now living there. I also know that Aboriginal Australians live there too. There are about 0.3 % of Indigenous languages spoken. Aborigines are indigenous to Australia.

There are a lot of sports played in Australia. But the most common played sport is AFL (Australian Football League) AFL was first devised by Wills, his cousin H.C.A Harrison, W.J. Hammersley and J.B Thompson. The Melbourne football club was first formed in August 7th 1858.  

Australia has 113 Medals from the Commonwealth Games.

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