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How many countries are on the continent of Australia?

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 (MORE)

What is unique about Australia as a continent?

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.

Which continent is Australia in?

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.

Is Australia the country in Australia the continent?

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 (MORE)

What continent can Australia be compared with in size?

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 (MORE)

How many countries are in the continent of Australia?

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.

Is Australia the biggest continent?

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 (MORE)

Why is Australia the driest continent?

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 (MORE)

Why is Australia the flattest continent?

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.

Is Australia a continent and country?

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 (MORE)

When did Australia become a Continent?

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 (MORE)

Why did Australia become a continent?

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 (MORE)

Is Australia a continent?

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 (MORE)

Why is Australia the oldest continent?

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.

Why is Australia a continent and Greenland an island?

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 (MORE)

Is Australia an island or continent or both?

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 (MORE)

Is Australia is the sixth largest continent?

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------- (MORE)

What is the lowest point on the Australia continent?

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 (MORE)

Is Australia country or continent?

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.

What continents border 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 (MORE)

Which continent is Australia on?

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 (MORE)

How do you spell the continent of Australia?

That is the correct spelling of Australia. A different geographical classification combines Australia, New Zealand, and other islands as a continental region called Oceania.

What continent is Australia and newszealand in?

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.

What is the new name of the continent Australia?

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.

Is Australia a country continent?

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 (MORE)

Which islands are part of the continent of Australia?

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. (MORE)

Is Australia a county or a 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.

What is Australia - a continent or a country?

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 (MORE)

Has Australia got a continent?

Australia is one of the seven major continents on Earth. Those are:- Antarctica, Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the two Americas.

Who is the discoverer of the continent of Australia?

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 (MORE)

What makes Australia a continent country?

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.

What is the continent that is directly south of 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 (MORE)