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Geography

Oceania and Australia

Geography

Geography of Oceania

The region of Oceania and Australia includes the continent of Australia as well as many surrounding island countries. It is located to the southeast of Asia. Australia is the smallest continent by size and the second smallest in terms of population. Oceania and Australia are surrounded by the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

Much of the region's land mass is desert, but there are also very lush areas. Oceania has some very unique animal life for such a small region. Some examples are the koala (which is not really a bear, but a marsupial), the platypus, and the kangaroo.

Population: 36,593,000 (Source: 2010 United Nations)
Map of Oceania and Australia

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Area: 3,296,044 square miles

Ranking: Australia is the seventh largest (smallest) and sixth most populous continent

Major Biomes: rain forest, desert, savanna, temperate forests

Major cities: Bordering Bodies of Water: Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Philippine Sea, Tasman Sea, Coral Sea

Major Rivers and Lakes: Lake Gairdner, Lake Carnegie, Lake Taupo, Lake Murray, Murray River, Murrumbidgee River, the Darling River

Major Geographical Features: Great Dividing Range, MacDonnell Ranges, Australian Alps, Great Victorian Desert, Tanami Desert, Great Artesian Basin, Great Barrier Reef (in the Coral Sea), Southern Alps, South Island

Countries of Oceania and Australia

Learn more about the countries from Oceania and Australia. Get all sorts of information on each country including a map, a picture of the flag, population, and much more. Select the country below for more information:

American Samoa
Australia
  (Timeline of Australia)
Cook Islands
Fiji
French Polynesia
Guam
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Nauru
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Niue
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tokelau
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Wallis and Futuna

Coloring Map

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Oceania Coloring Map of countries
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Fun Facts about Oceania and Australia

Much of Oceania is sparsely populated and there are more sheep in Oceania than people.

Australia was first used as a prison colony by Britain where they would send unwanted criminals and outcasts.

The name Australia means "land of the south".

There are less people that live in Australia than in the US state of Texas.

Oceania is located in the southern hemisphere. This means that it has winter during June, July, and August and summer during the months of December, January, and February.

Other Maps


Cultural Regions
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Island Groups
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Satellite Map
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Geography Games:

Oceania Map Game
Oceania Crossword
Oceania and Australia Word Search

Other Regions and Continents of the World: Back to Geography






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