36 Facts About Victoria Australia

1. In 1975, Victoria Australia had a government shutdown, which ended with the Queen firing everyone and the government starting again.

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2. Victoria Australia is the only continent in the world without an active volcano.

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3. Victoria Australia is ranked second on the Human Development Index.

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4. Victoria Australia was one of the founding members of the United Nations.

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5. Victoria Australia is home to the longest fence in the world.

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6. Victoria Australia is as wide as the distance between London to Moscow.

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7. Victoria Australia was the second country in the world to allow women to vote.

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8. Victoria Australia has come to command more than one-fifth of the national tourism sector.

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9. Until the 1980s Victoria Australia was the traditional financial and cultural hub of Australia.

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10. Victoria Australia has a broadly based economy with well-developed primary, manufacturing, and service sectors; it contributes about one-fourth of Australia's gross domestic product.

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11. Victoria Australia is by far the most densely populated Australian state, and it is surpassed only by New South Wales in total population.

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12. Victoria Australia is home to a broad spectrum of animal species.

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13. Victoria Australia has maintained a progressive conservation policy, the primary legislation of which was the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act of 1988.

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14. Victoria Australia is separated from New South Wales to the north by the Murray River for a length of about 1,065 miles and by an additional boundary of some 110 miles (180 km) linking Cape Howe and the nearest source of the Murray.

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15. Victoria Australia has four emblems: the floral emblem, bird emblem, animal emblem and marine emblem.

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16. Victoria Australia was the scene of much volcanic activity which started 40 million years ago.

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17. Victoria Australia has one team each represented in the National Rugby League and the Australian Rugby Championship, the Melbourne Storm and Melbourne Rebels respectively.

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18. Victoria Australia has the highest population density of a state in Australia.

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19. Victoria Australia is an important producer of timber from its 8 million hectares of forests.

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20. In 2017, Victoria Australia voted in favour of equal marriage in a public postal vote.

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21. Victoria Australia is set to become the first state in Australia to introduce a ban on conversion therapy.

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22. Victoria Australia is home to the Aussie Millions poker tournament, the richest in the Southern Hemisphere.

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23. Victoria Australia is represented in the National Rugby League by the Melbourne Storm and in Super Rugby by the Melbourne Rebels.

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24. Victoria Australia has the highest population density in any state in Australia, with population centres spread out over most of the state; only the far northwest and the Victorian Alps lack permanent settlement.

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25. Victoria Australia adopted the Torrens system of land registration with the Real Property Act 1862.

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26. Victoria Australia plays an important role in providing goods for the defence industry.

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27. State of Victoria Australia is the second largest economy in Australia after New South Wales, accounting for a quarter of the nation's gross domestic product.

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28. Victoria Australia has 18 government-run institutions of "technical and further education".

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29. Victoria Australia has several private Jewish and Islamic primary and secondary schools.

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30. In 2011, Victoria Australia recorded a TFR of 1.88, the highest after 1978.

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31. Victoria Australia has a written constitution enacted in 1975, but based on the 1855 colonial constitution, passed by the United Kingdom Parliament as the Victoria Constitution Act 1855, which establishes the Parliament as the state's law-making body for matters coming under state responsibility.

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32. The State of Victoria Australia was divided into eight electorates with each electorate represented by five representatives elected by Single Transferable Vote.

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33. Victoria Australia has a parliamentary form of government based on the Westminster System.

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34. In 1901, Victoria Australia became a state in the Commonwealth of Australia.

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35. Victoria Australia has eight public universities, with the oldest, the University of Melbourne, dating from 1853.

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36. Victoria Australia is a state in south-eastern Australia.

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