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Australia’s Empty Countryside—and the Melbourne/Sydney Rivalry

By Martin W. Lewis | December 10, 2012 | 14 Comments

Australia is well known for its low population density. With roughly 23 million people living in 2.9 million sq mi (7.7 million sq km) of land, it ranks sixth from bottom in this regard, following Mongolia, Namibia, Iceland, Suriname, and Mauritania. Australia is also known for its high degree of urbanization, although its 89.2 percent official urbanization figure places only …

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