Difference between Austria and Australia

Australia and Austria are a couple of countries with names so similar that they are often confused with each other. However, the two have little in common, starting with the fact that Australia is in Oceania and Austria is in Europe. In addition, this similarity in their names only occurs as a coincidence in some languages ​​(such as English and Spanish), since in their original languages, there is no such thing. Austria in German is Österreich (literally means eastern kingdom). Australia on the other hand comes from the Latin australis which means from the south. Therefore, it is only a linguistic coincidence.

Comparison table

Capital Vienna Canberra
Official language German English and Aboriginal languages
Surface 83,871 km²  7,741,220 km²
Population 8,823,054 inhabitants (2018) 25,043,027 inhabitants (2018)
Coin Euro Australian dollar
Continent Europe Oceania
Type of government parliamentary federal republic federal constitutional monarchy
personalities Mozart, Marie Antoinette, Schubert, Johan Strauss, Sigmund Freud, Gregor Mendel, Gustav Klimt, Adolf Hitler, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Niki Lauda, ​​Christoph Waltz. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett, Mel Gibson, Chris and Liam Hemsworth, Heath Ledger, among many others.

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