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)
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
- Sydney, Australia
- Melbourne, Australia
- Brisbane, Australia
- Perth, Australia
- Adelaide, Australia
- Gold Coast, Australia
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Manukau, New Zealand
- Christchurch, New Zealand
- Canberra, Australia
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 AustraliaLearn 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:
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Fun Facts about Oceania and AustraliaMuch 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.
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