Australia - Location, size, and extent



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Lying southeast of Asia, between the Pacific and Indian oceans, Australia, the world's smallest continent, is almost completely surrounded by ocean expanses. Australia is slightly smaller than the United States, with a total area of 7,686,850 sq km (2,967,909 sq mi). The five mainland states are New South Wales, 801,600 sq km (309,500 sq mi); Queensland, 1,727,200 sq km (666,900 sq mi); South Australia, 984,000 sq km (379,900 sq mi); Victoria, 227,600 sq km (87,900 sq mi); and Western Australia, 2,525,500 sq km (975,100 sq mi). The island state of Tasmania has an area of 67,800 sq km (26,200 sq mi); the Northern Territory, 1,346,200 sq km (519,800 sq mi); and the Australian Capital Territory, 2,400 sq km (900 sq mi). The country, including Tasmania, extends about 4,000 km (2,500 mi) E W and 3,180 km (1,980 mi) N S .

Australia is bounded on the N by the Timor and Arafura seas, on the NE by the Coral Sea, on the E by the Pacific Ocean, on the SE by the Tasman Sea, and on the S and W by the Indian Ocean, with a total coastline of 25,760 km (16,007 mi). Neighboring areas include Irian Jaya (part of Indonesia) and Papua New Guinea to the north, New Zealand to the southeast, and Indonesia to the northwest.

Australia's capital city, Canberra, is located in the southeastern part of the country.

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Philippe
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May 9, 2007 @ 12:12 pm
Wow! it's a huge country.

I'd like to know a little bit more details about the country. is the majority of the land dweltable for human or just vastly desert? How is the weather? population? races?

thanks.
Keston Superville
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Jun 12, 2007 @ 4:04 am
I would like to know if i can request a photo of a map of australia. Highlighting it states so i can use it in my power point presentation.

thank you in advance
keston Superville
Bronwyn
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Aug 21, 2007 @ 7:07 am
Hey I live in Australia and the majority of the land is pretty mixed, the coast if obviously not very dry with rain every 4-5 days during spring, summer is awesome with barely any rain and is mainly spent at the beach. Winters have been increasingly colder, and autumn is like a traditional autumn.. but has more sun then rain/leaves.. as you go futher inland the rain is less frequent and the weather becomes more hot and arid. Weather is best along the coastline, which is the extreamly populated compared to mainland. races- there is the biggest variety of races ever, there's at least 10 of half one race or full blood of some other race, multiculturally we're rediculously diverse.
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May 6, 2008 @ 6:18 pm
hey....i wanna say that this is awsome information and i know where to go when i need info on any country....thanks alot :)
Lillian
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Feb 1, 2010 @ 12:12 pm
This is awesome information thanx but i think there should be some Natural Geographical fetures of Australia but thank anyway
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Mar 28, 2010 @ 2:14 pm
Thank you so much. This helped me on a Socail Studies Project. I can't wait to get an 'A'!
Jacinta
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Oct 18, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
Thank you so much i am in year 4 and this helped alot with my project on monday
Larissa
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Oct 21, 2010 @ 10:22 pm
wow that is a lot of numbers. this has given me a couple of good , cool facts ..
thanks again
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Mar 14, 2011 @ 6:06 am
Wow, Brilliant. This is fantastic details.Most of Australian they dont know size of the Australia.Thank you so much. I Really appreciate this.
Sydney
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Apr 16, 2011 @ 8:08 am
I'm doing a project on Australia and that really helps me with the location!
cool-mo-jo
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May 24, 2011 @ 2:02 am
Hey, thanks for the information. It really helped with my homework. It's detailed with lots of information that isn't too long to read and I really enjoyed it. THANKS AGAIN!!!
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May 25, 2011 @ 12:00 am
what is the square kilometres for sa it is because i am doing some reasherch on australia
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Sep 21, 2011 @ 4:04 am
Thanks Guys so much this information really helped with my project. Thanks heaps again:)
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Nov 7, 2011 @ 10:22 pm
Hi im doing a essay on austrailia and i want to know a little more information on lacation can somebody help out
Chansonita
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Feb 8, 2012 @ 1:01 am
If someone knows about it clearly should add more information...and thanks for someone who fill all this information..
auzzie
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Feb 11, 2012 @ 2:02 am
hey australia is the best coz i live here but WA is the best state :D
Da Best Person Ever
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Feb 14, 2012 @ 9:21 pm
Thnx so much!! A lot of info and it helped me out on my sicial studies!! Muahahaha
rahul m
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Aug 23, 2012 @ 9:09 am
it helpd me to do my project thats y ty so much...
sanjana
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Nov 15, 2012 @ 9:21 pm
pls will u display the latitude and longitude extent of australia
Yvie
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Nov 3, 2013 @ 5:17 pm
I'm watching a documentary about the Koala of Australia and the scenery is beautiful. My grandson is only six years old yet he is always mentioning different countries and the one he mentions the most is australia because of the Koalas..I would love to someday visit Australia even though it is very far away from where I live..Thanks for the info. helped me understand a bit more about your country..
tay tay
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Mar 11, 2014 @ 12:00 am
This information is so helpful.
the information helped me learn more about where i come from and helped with school work.
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Jun 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am
wow wonderful news about australia. i would like to visit there

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