01 Is Australia a continent?
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Australia is a country in itself. It is made up of six states andtwo territories including the state of Tasmania which is an islandoff the continent's south-east coast. There is therefore just onecountry in the continent of Australia. Australia is the world'ssmallest continent ( not the largest isl…and) and it is acountry. The continent of Australia is also often incorrectly referred to asthe region of Oceania, which is not a geographical continent, but apolitical region which includes part of Indonesia, Papua NewGuinea, New Zealand and the continent of Australia. (MORE)
Australia is the smallest continent and it is also an island.. Of all the continents, Australia is the only one that consists of one nation and is not divided into different countries.
Australia is the smaller continent, and the smallest overall. Antarctica - 14,000,000 sq km (island continent) Australia - 7,686,850 sq km (island continent)
Australia is in the continent of Australia. It is both a continentand a country. Note: contrary to erroneous opinion, it is not in the "continent"of either Australasia or Oceania. Neither of these is ageographical continent, but rather, they are both politicalregions.
The country of Australia includes the continental island and some of the surrounding islands. The country of Australia expands beyond the continental surface land mass of Australia and includes the island state of Tasmania and many smaller island territories including Norfolk Island, Christmas Isla…nd, The Cocos Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Island. Australia Plate The Australian continental (or tectonic) plate includes Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and many Pacific and Indian Ocean island nations. (MORE)
1. Asia - 44,579,000 sq km 2. Africa - 30,221,532 sq km 3. North America - 24,709,000 sq km 4. South America - 17,840,000 sq km 5. Antarctica - 14,000,000 sq km (island continent) 6. Europe - 10,180,000 sq km 7. Australia - 7,527,172 sq km (island continent) Australia is closest in siz…e to Europe, a difference of less than 3,000,000 sq km. (MORE)
The continent of Australia comprises Tasmania, Papua New Guinea,Timor, and neighboring islands, as well as the country of Australiaitself. The continent of Australia contains 4 countries - Australia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and portions of Indonesia.
The coordinates for Australia are 35.3080 degrees S, 149.1245degrees E. The population of the Australian continent is 31.26million.
No, Australia is the smallest continent.. 1. Asia - 44,700,000 sq km 2. Africa - 30,300,000 sq km 3. North America - 24,360,000 sq km 4. South America - 17,770,000 sq km 5. Antarctica - 14,000,000 sq km (island continent) 6. Europe - 9,940,000 sq km 7. Australia - 7,686,850 sq km (islan…d continent) (MORE)
Australia is the world's second driest continent (but the driest inhabited continent). Antarctica is the world's driest continent. The great majority of the land mass of Australia is either arid or semi-arid, there is very little surface water, the rain fall is low and, in comparison to other… continents, there are fewer rivers that actually run other than immediately after heavy rain. Inland New South Wales and Victoria are well serviced by rivers, but little rainfall. Along the eastern side of the continent runs the Great Dividing Range, from the north right down to western Victoria. The tendency is for rain-bearing clouds to be stopped by these mountains, preventing as much rainfall from penetrating inland. Because Antarctica is a "polar" region, there is no precipitation, it has no lakes or rivers and is in fact the driest continent. The interior of Antarctica is considered the world's driest desert because the extreme cold freezes water vapour out of the air. (MORE)
im not sure that it is and in fact i think u r wrong so please dont ask silly questions ^ It actually is. It's because it's in the middle of a tectonic plate and also it's the oldest continent so it's been eroded and weathered down.
Both. Australia is an island continent. The country of Australia fits exactly onto the continent of Australia. The continent of Australia does not include New Zealand or New Guinea, despite this popular misconception. Australia is part of the larger regions known as Australasia and Oceania, but it… is not the same as either. Australia is not synonymous with Oceania (another misconception). (MORE)
Pangaea was the original super-continent which broke up into Gondwanaland and Laurasia.. Gondwanaland consisted of present day Africa, Antarctica, Australia, India and South America and began to break up about 250 million years ago.. Australia was completely free of the other land masses by 30 mil…lion years ago. (MORE)
Because Australian animal were protected by its isolation from the predators that were a part of Asia..
Australia is a continent (and a country) located in the southern hemisphere and the eastern hemisphere.
about 250 million years ago the dry land of the world consisted of one large continent known as Gondwanaland. This continent floated on a lake ofliquid that is the core of the earth weaknesses in Gondwanaland led to cracks forming resulting in the formation of shields that now comprise the continent…s of the Earth. These began to break away from each other 250 million years ago leading to the position of the continents as we know them today. Australia was one of these Shields and broke free from what is Asia today about 30 million years ago. (MORE)
Australia is both a continent and a country. Geographically, it istoo big to qualify as "island". It is sometimes referred to as anisland continent because it is one of only two continents in theworld completely surrounded by water. Australia is part of the "geographic region" of Oceania, which, by…definition, is not actually a continent. Australia is the smallest of the seven continents. You mean Australia? In that case, yes, it is a continent. It ismade up of Australia, obviously, and other countries like NewZealand and Vanuatu. (MORE)
Because of the lack of tectonic activity, compared to the rest of the continents. Which means features from early parts of Earths history have managed to survive, and have not been destroyed in late-Tertiary and Quaternary uplift and extensive glacial erosion that the other continents went through.
Geographically, Australia is a continent, not an island. As alandform, it could be considered an island as it is entirelysurrounded by water and not joined onto any other land mass. Forthis reason, it is often referred to as an islandcontinent. Australia is too big to be formally classified as an… island. The world's largest island is actuallyGreenland. Another reason why Australia is also considered a continent isbecause it sits on its own tectonic plate. This is different fromGreenland, which uses the same land mass as North America. That iswhy the geological appearances are much different in Australia thananywhere else. A place like Greenland shares the same geologicattributes as North America. (MORE)
Geographically, Australia is a continent , not an island. Asa landform, it could be considered an island as it is entirelysurrounded by water and not joined onto any other land mass. Forthis reason, it is often referred to as an island continent. Australia is too big to be formally classified as… an island.The world's largest island is Greenland. Another reason why Australia is also considered a continent isbecause it sits on its own tectonic plate. This is different fromGreenland, which uses the same land mass as North America. That iswhy the geological appearances are much different in Australia fromanywhere else. A place like Greenland shares the same geologicattributes as North America. Australia and Antarctica are the only two true Continental Islands.That is, they are separated from all other continents by water. Allother continents are connected by a landmass to at least one otherContinent. If there are any waterways, they have been artificiallycreated. Australia is the smallest continent and the 6th largest country,with an area of 7,686,850 sq km. A Continent (MORE)
No It is the seventh largest 1 Asia ---------------(44,579,000 sq km) 2 Africa ------------- (30,065,000 sq km) 3 North America -- (24,256,000 sq km) 4 South America -- (17,819,000 sq km) 5 Antarctica -------- (13,209,000 sq km) 6 Europe ----------- (9,938,000 sq km) 7 Australia-------…- (7,687,000 sq km) (MORE)
The lowest point on the Australian continent is Lake Eyre in SouthAustralia. Lake Eyre lies 15 metres below sea level, and for mostof each decade, it lies empty or only partially filled. Betterknown as a salt sink rather than a salt lake, it generally fillscompletely once in every ten years, fed by …the rivers and creeks ofwestern Queensland. (MORE)
It is both. Australia is the world's smallest continent (not the largest island) and it is a country. There are no other countries on the continent of Australia.
There are no land borders surrounding Australia, as it is a singlecontinent. The only thing surrounding the country is water.However, the mainland continent of Australia does share officialmaritime borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, New Zealand,Indonesia, the Solomon Islands and New Caledoni…a (France). In addition, its offshore territories share maritime borders. Theseinclude borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, New Zealand,Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and the kerguelenIslands (France). The Australian Antarctic Territory shares land territory borderswith New Zealand, Norway and France. (MORE)
Australia is both a country and a continent. The country ofAustralia belongs to the continent of Australia.
No. Australia is the smallest of the seven continents. The second smallest, or sixth largest, is Europe.
Because Australia is continent i.e, it is made up of one of the land masses that make up the earth. Russia is just a country among other country that occupy its continent.
Australia is found on the continent of Australia. Australia is both a country and a continent.
Australia is both a country and a continent. The continent is Australia, which is the world's smallest continent. It is also an island continent, as it is completely surrounded by water. Australia is also counted in the geographical regions of "Oceania" and "Australasia" with islands such as N…ew Zealand and New Guinea, and other islands of the South Pacific. Oceania and Australasia are not, however, formally classified as continents. The continent of Australia lies completely within the southern hemisphere. It is the only continent which is occupied entirely by a single nation - Australia. Australia is considered a continent, not an island, because it sits on its own tectonic plate, unlike islands, which share plates with other continental land masses. However, because Australia is completely surrounded by oceans and seas, and shares no land borders with any other country, it is sometimes referred to as an island continent . (MORE)
That is the correct spelling of Australia. A different geographical classification combines Australia, New Zealand, and other islands as a continental region called Oceania.
Australia IS a real continent. People think otherwise because it is also technically a island and the smallest continent.
Australia occupies the whole of the Australian Continent. New Zealand is a separate country lying about 1200 miles east of Australia, and its three main islands lie on the submerged continent of Zealandia.
There is no new name for Australia, it is and will always be known as Australia. In terms of it being called Oceania, that refers to a group of islands in the South Pacific including islands such as Polynesia.
Australia is located on the continent of Australia. It takes up the entire continent, which is in the southern hemisphere.
Yes. Australia is the world's smallest continent ( not the largest island) and it is a country. There are no other countries on the continent of Australia. The continental landmass known as Australia should not be confused with the region known as Oceania. Despite what some sources may say, Ocea…nia is neither a continent, nor an alternative name for Australia. (MORE)
Australia consists of the continent of Australia, the island stateof Tasmania! and numerous smaller islands scattered along thecoastline. The continent of Australia should not be confused with thegeographical region of Oceania, which is sometimes mistakenly usedas an alternative name for Australia.… Oceania is not a continent inthe geographical sense of the word, but it is a geographicalregion, and Australia is considered part of that region. melville island (MORE)
Townsville is in the state of Queensland, In the country of Australia, which is on the continent of Australia.
Only Antarctica is the drier continent than Australia. But Australia is the driest inhabited place.
Canberra is the capital of Australia and is located on the Australian mainland. Australia is an island continent, which means it is not an island, but it is an isolated continent.
Australia is both a continent and a country, but not a county . There are 7 continents. Antarctica, North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. However, Australia is also a country . Its full name is the Commonwealth of Australia.
Answer 1 It's simple really! Australia is one of the continents. Africa, Europe, Asia, Northern America and Southern America! Some people think it's a continent but it only has cities and towns in it so how can there be a continent with cities and towns. Goodness knows what else would happen next…!\\ Answer 2 Australia is both a continent and a country. Respectively, Australia is a sovereign country located on one of the 7 contents. Similarly, it's a country because it has its own currency, economy, laws, and government. (MORE)
Australia is one of the seven major continents on Earth. Those are:- Antarctica, Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the two Americas.
Austalia is a continent not an island well... Thats what most geoograpers say australia is too big to be a island
The overseas territories of Australia: Ashmore and CartierIslands , Australian AntarcticTerritor y, Norfolk Island , Christmas Island , Cocos (Keeling) Island s, Coral Sea Islands Territory and Heard and McDonaldIslands
There is no straightforward answer to this question. The Aborigines made it to Australia anywhere between 6,000 and50,000 years ago. No written records exist, so one can onlyspeculate on when they first arrived. The Asian people visited the northern coast regularly for hundredsof years before Euro…peans set foot on the continent, to collectsea-slugs (trepang), a valued delicacy in Asia. It is believed that the Portuguese were the first to sight theAustralian continent, but there are no records within Portugalitself to substantiate the claim. The source for this claim are theDieppe Maps, which date between 1542 and 1587, and which were drawnup by a group of French cartographers using a Portuguese source.These maps name a large land mass believed to be the Australiancontinent as Java-la-Grande. There is some speculation that themaps, not being to scale, actually represent an exaggerated westernJava, possibly even Vietnam. Willem Jansz/Janszoon was a Dutchman who was seeking new traderoutes and trade associates. Commanding the Duyfken, he became thefirst recorded European to step foot on Australia's shores on thewestern shore of Cape York Peninsula, on 26 February 1606. However,he believed the Cape to be part of New Guinea, from whence hecrossed the Arafura Sea, so he did not record Australia as being aseparate, new continent. In 1616, Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog sailed too far whilst tryingout Henderik Brouwer's recently discovered route from the Cape ofGood Hope to Batavia, via the Roaring Forties. Reaching the westerncoast of Australia, he landed at Cape Inscription in Shark Bay on25 October 1616. His is the first known record of a Europeanvisiting Western Australia's shores, and the first to suggest thatit was an entirely new continent. (MORE)
Australia's average elevation is the flattest of all continents. In addition, the continent's highest point is the shortest of all continents and its lowest point is the highest of all continents.
Looking of it is not really. It is an Island. Name the countries in Australia.
Australia is a continent country because the entire continent isoccupied by a single country, Australia. No other continent onearth is occupied by a single nation as Australia is.
Here is a list of the 7 continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe,Australia.
Antarctica. Antarctica is the most southerly continent. antarctica Antarctica The continent directly south of Australia is Antarctica which has an area of approximately 14,000,000 sq km.. The South Pole is located on Antarctica and there are no countries and no permanent population. Many countr…ies have scientific research stations on Antarctica. Antarctica (MORE)