Blue Opal Giant Down Under Map Puzzle
This Blue Opal Giant Down Under Map Puzzle contains over 500 illustrations which are referenced to a name, description or fact. You can have fun piecing the puzzle together and then learn about Australian facts when it's completed. It's perfect for playing at home or in the classroom. This puzzle is great for developing recognition and hand eye coordination skills. Facts about Australia : 1) It is the 6th largest country in the world, occupying an entire continent of some 7.6 million square kilometres. 2) It has the world's 3rd largest ocean territory, spanning three oceans and covering around 12 million square kilometres. 3) Vegetation covers nearly 7 million square kilometres or 91 percent of Australia. 4) The largest Greek population in the world beside Athens in Greece can be found in Melbourne Victoria. 5) Most of Australia's exotic flora and fauna cannot be found anywhere else in the world. 6) The Indigenous 'Dream Time' is the foundation for tens of thousands of years of spiritual aboriginal art, traditions, legends, myths, folklore and culture. 7) The wattle was adopted as the national floral emblem in 1912. 8) More than 80 percent of Australians live within 100 kilometres of the coast making Australia one of the world's most urbanised coastal dwelling populations. The puzzle ends up creating a map of Australia. When completed, it measures 70 x 50 cm. It's suitable for ages 9 and up.