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The 10 Most and Least Developed Countries

#2: Australia

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#1: Norway#2: Australia#3: Netherlands#4: United States#5: New Zealand#183: Chad#184: Mozambique#185: Burundi#186: Niger#187: DR Congo

#2: Australia

Australia (Human Development Index: 0.929) is the world's sixth largest country by area and is abundant in coal, copper, natural gas and uranium. Like Norway, it is contending with an aging population, and experiences frequent droughts.