Australia is the world largest island country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. The country has eight states and territories and because of the geographical locations, each of them has their own unique characteristics to the land. The major cities of Australia are Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Darwin, all of which are coastal cities, while Canberra is the capital city of the nation based inland. Australia is famous for many special sites such as the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef and its many stunning coastlines as well as its outback deserts and unique wildlife such as the Kangaroo, Koala and Platypus. Australia is also famous for its beautiful beaches including Bondi, Palm Beach and Surfers Paradise and its beach lifestyle and culture is abundant. Australia is a stable, democratic and culturally diverse nation with a highly skilled workforce and with one of the strongest performing economies in the world.