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Geography – Australia and Oceania

Posted on: December 29, 2015

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Population: 36,593,000 (Source: 2010 United Nations)

Area: 8,536,715 square kms

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

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

Major cities:

  • Sydney, Australia
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Perth, Australia
  • Adelaide, Australia
  • Gold Coast, Australia
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Manukau, New Zealand
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Canberra, Australia

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

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Countries of Oceania:

Activity: Name the countries in Australia and Oceania in the map provided below:

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The map quiz game on countries surrounding Australia: http://online.seterra.net/en/vgp/3061

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Source: http://www.ducksters.com/geography/oceania.php

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