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Country Profile

Population (2012):  22.7 million
Capital: Canberra
Area: 7,682,300 sq km
Main Language:  English
Religions: Protestant 27.4%, Catholic 25.8%, Eastern Orthodox 2.7%, other Christian 7.9%, Buddhist 2.1%, Muslim 1.7%, other 2.4%, unspecified 11.3%, none 18.7% (2006 census)
Currency:  Australian Dollar
GDP (2012): US$1.52 trillion
GDP per capita (2012): US$67,035
GDP growth (2012): 3.4%
GDP contribution by sector: Agriculture 4%, Industry 27.3%, Services 68.8% (2012 est.)
Urban population (2012): 89.3%
Life Expectancy (2011): 81.8 years
International dialing code: (+61)